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Ramagundam: Striking cement factory workers stage protest for salaries
They have not been paid for three months
Ramagundam: The strike of contract workers of Kesoram Cements company entered seventh day on Tuesday here in Ramagundam of Peddapalli district.
Striking workers are demanding the management to sanction the pending wages which have not been paid for the past three months and solve their problems. The contract workers have been on strike for one week.
Participating in the strike, the Kesoram contract workers labour union leader and Congress party incharge of Ramagundam constituency, M S Raj Tagore said that the strike will continued until the management of the Kesoram cements company resolves all the issues of the contract workers. Even the regular workers will not join the duty, he warned.For the past several years more than 1,000 workers have working in the company on minimum salaries. This year showing the loss, the company management deducted half of the bonus and paid half salary to the workers. Apart from that, during the corona lockdown, the company stopped paying salaries for the past three months, he alleged.
The management of the company is behaving harshly towards its workers. It is the minimum responsibility of any company to fulfill the justifiable demands of its workers. Until the justice is done to the workers, nobody will join the duty and will continue the strike, Raj Tagore. Later, Raj Tagore along with other union leaders submitted a memorandum to District Collector Siktha Patnaik in her chamber.