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Support for oil PSU strike

New Delhi, Jan. 30: The opposition to the government’s move to privatise blue-chip oil majors Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (HPCL) and Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL) snowballed today with the telecom and power sector officers extending their support to the strike call given by the Oil Sector Officers Association (OSOA).

Ashok Rao, secretary general of the National Federation of Officers of the central public sector units said that the government policy of ‘nationalising losses’ and ‘privatising profits’ would not be allowed. The power sector will support in all ways the movement launched by oil sector unions, he added. The OSOA announced at a press conference here that the oil PSUs would go on an indefinite strike on the day the government invites bids for HPCL. OSOA represents all the national oil majors.

OSOA convenor Ashok Singh said, “We have served a notice for a complete strike in the oil PSUs. The press conference was attended by representatives of all the public sector oil companies.”

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