'All steps to be taken to reopen Yanam factory'

AP minister Viswaroop said he would soon hold talks with the Ceramic factory management and Puducherry government.

Published: 02nd February 2012 10:28 PM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 05:48 PM   |  A+A-

RAJAHMUNDRY: Andhra Pradesh minister for Animal Husbandry P Viswaroop Thursday said all steps will be taken to reopen the Regency Ceramic factory in Yanam which declared lock out yesterday in the wake of labour unrest and violence which left two persons dead.

Yanam is an enclave of Puducherry union territory in Andhra Pradesh.

The minister, along with Kakinda MLA D Chandrasekhar, today visited the government General Hospital in Kakinada where nine persons, who were injured in police firing and violence on January 27, were undergoing treatment.

He enquired about their health condition with the doctors and directed the doctors provide all necessary medicines.

Viswaroop said he would hold talks with the Ceramic factory management as well as Puducherry government to make efforts to reopen the factory without retrenching any worker and direct stringent action officials who indulged in largescale violence on that day.

He said had the management and workers unions held talks to solve their problem, the situation would not have come to such a pass.

Two persons--a trade union leader and a company official--were killed in the violence at the factory site on January 27. While the trade union leader was killed allegedly in police firing, the official was killed in retailatory action allegedly by the factory workers.


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