PARADIP: Workers of Kaz Story Services (KSS), a contract agency of IOCL, on Monday staged demonstration in front of the administrative building of IOCL here demanding payment of their dues of `10 crore.
KSS had engaged 250 workers in construction work of Paradip Refinery project. After completion of work, neither KSS nor IOCL released their wages.
On the other hand, local contractors who were engaged in civil work under KSS, have been staging dharna in front of main gate of refinery project demanding release of their dues since Thursday. They also blocked the road near gate five of Paradip port over the demands.
Following the strikes, construction work and laying of pipeline from Oil Jetty to Paradip Refinery in the port areas have been affected.
The Fernas Construction India Pvt Ltd was awarded the refinery project work by IOCL. Around 16 contractors and construction agencies were pressed into service for civil and mechanical works by Fernas company. But since two years, the company authorities have not released `five crore to the contractors for their work.