Refinery workers observe hunger strike

Published: 03rd January 2013 10:37 AM  |   Last Updated: 03rd January 2013 10:37 AM   |  A+A-

Members of the Cochin Refineries Workers Association (CRWA) and the Refinery Employees Union (KRL) have begun a relay hunger strike demanding wage revision, on Wednesday.

The strike was inaugurated by Suresh Kurup MLA, the president of CRWA. “As many as 1,250 non-management employees are working at the refinery. They are drawing a salary as per a 10-year agreement signed in 1998. Now the employees find it difficult to manage with a salary that was fixed 14 years ago,” Suresh Kurup MLA said.


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp