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Tractor owners, workers go on strike in Khammam

Tractor owners, workers go on strike in Khammam
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Compressor (Tractor) Owners and Workers Association went on strike on Sunday in support of their demand for hike in wages for workers and hire...

Khammam: Compressor (Tractor) Owners and Workers Association went on strike on Sunday in support of their demand for hike in wages for workers and hire charges. District President of the Association Battula Thirumala Rao here on Sunday demanded that quarry owners hike the hire charges and wages for workers.

The representatives of the Association held a massive demonstration with nearly 500 tractors in protest against the contractors and quarry owners from Raparthinagar petrol bunk to ZP centre here on Sunday. Speaking on the occasion, Thirumala Rao said many people, depending on running compressors (tractors) and workers, are in miserable condition.

“On a number of occasions, we appealed to the contractors and quarry owners to enhance the hire charges and wages of the workers who are loading the materials, but in vain,” he alleged.

“We are going for strike from April 1 to 3 in support out demand,” he said. Association members Bandaru Durga Rao, Challa Sampath, Alakunta Lingaiah, Yellaiah, Narasimha and Mallaiah were present along with others.

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