Trade unions assure support for completion of BPCL Expansion Project

Monday, Jan 19, 2015,20:59 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Kochi | Trade unions today reiterated their commitment towards timely completion of BPCL’s Integrated Refinery Expansion Project (IREP) and Petrochemical venture, which together is estimated to cost about Rs 25,000 crore.
The assurance in this regard was given by the trade unions at a meeting convened by Deputy Chief Labour Commissioner.
The single largest investment in Kerala is expected to boost employment opportunities besides all round economic growth and development.
The meeting was held on the basis of a decision taken during the IREP review meeting called by Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on December 11 last year to conduct a coordination meeting with State leaders of Trade Unions and other stakeholders to assess the labour climate in IREP.
It was also decided to extend all support to the forth coming Propylene Derivative Petrochemical Project of BPCL.
For speedy implementation of IREP, which is imperative to ensure supply of Bharath Stage IV petrol and diesel by April 1 2016 as per the approved GoI guidelines, Central and state governments and Trade Unions had put into place a robust system of Industrial Relation Committee and had declared the Project site as ‘Strike-Free-Zone’.