Following assurance from the government that their suggestions will be taken into account as it corporatises the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB), workers across various plants have ended their strike, the government has said in a press release.
Workers across the country have began a month-long strike on 21 August to protest the government’s plan to ‘corporatise’ the organisation calling it a step in its eventual privatisation.
The government has agreed to the setting up of a High Level Official Committee to interact with Employees Federations to examine their concerns and other aspects of the proposed new entity. The Employees Federations had suggested that their views should be considered while preparing the roadmap for increasing the turnover of the proposed entity from the current levels.
After the deliberations, the federations on their part had agreed to withdraw the ongoing strike and continue with the process of dialogue. Employees will now be resuming their duties from Monday (26 August).
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