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