CITU activists stage demonstration

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 26 Nov 2017 10:33:52


Staff Reporter,


HINDUSTAN Ispat Theka Shramik Union (CITU) activists on Saturday along with HSLT workers and their family members staged a vehement demonstration for safeguarding the interests of HSLT workers who were serving at SP-III of BSP.
After demonstration for hours, in afternoon the officials from Industrial Relation Department of BSP invited the leaders of the agitating union for discussion over the issue with the delegation on Monday.

Yogesh Soni, Secretary, Hindustan Ispat Theka Shramik Union (the contract workers wing of CITU) informed that on Saturday the trade union activists along with the large number of HSLT workers and their family members staged demonstration at the gate of Industrial Relation Department of BSP for safeguarding the interest of 50 HSLT workers who were serving at Sintering Plant III of BSP.

After the demonstration for hours the IR officials assured the members of necessary measures in the same context following the discussion over the issue with the trade union delegation on Monday. The trade union office bearers and members pressed demands for the separate tender for redeploying 50 affected workers as HSLT workers.
While elaborating on the issue, Yogesh Soni informed that as many as 900 HSLT workers are serving in BSP plant for over 30 years and they contributed immensely in the progress and prosperity of BSP on all fronts.

These workers are CPF covered and BSP management also provides HRA, medical and other facilities to these labourers. He informed that recently 50 HSLT, workers, serving in SP-III of BSP, were retrenched owing to no fresh work contracts of BSP and these workers are jobless presently while BSP management authorities directing them for getting fresh gatepasses from HSCL as that of contract workers.

He alleged that it was stealthy maneuver on the part of BSP management to deprive the HSLT workers of facilities being extended by BSP management and to enroll them only as contract workers.