Electricity sector workers in Jharkhand State reportedly plan to hold a strike between Saturday, October 10 and Tuesday, October 13, in protest of privatization plans as well as to demand increased wages and improved benefits. Negotiations are currently underway between the appropriate employers and unions; however, should these fail the work stoppage will likely lead to intermittent power outages in parts of the state.
Associated demonstrations may also take place between the above period.
Those operating in the area are advised to make the necessary preparations in anticipation of the power outages, including to charge all communication and portable electronic devices, unplug electronic equipment that is not connected to surge protectors, ensure any generators are functioning properly, and exercise caution when driving in areas affected by the power outages. Any associated protests that may occur should be avoided as a precaution in order to circumvent any unrest that may arise as a result.
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