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Powerloom Workers Observe Fast; Call for Hartal Today

Scores of powerloom workers observed day-long fast at Kumarapalayam on Sunday to press for a wage revision.

Published: 06th April 2015 12:15 AM  |   Last Updated: 06th April 2015 12:15 AM   |  A+A-

By ENS

NAMAKKAL: Scores of powerloom workers observed day-long fast at Kumarapalayam on Sunday to press for a wage revision.

The workers are demanding 75 percent wage hike from April. They want a two-year agreement on this.

Meanwhile, labour unions have called for a hartal in Kumarapalayam on Monday in support of their demands.

“We have called a one-day hartal to bring the attention of powerloom owners to the workers demands,” said a senior trade union leader.

Senior CPM leader K Thangavel, MLA, and CITU district secretary N Velusamy, who  addressed the fasting workers at a public meeting at Pallipalayam, also urged textile manufacturers to reach an agreement regarding wage revision



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