1200 contractual workers sitting on dharna at OPM gate

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 01 Sep 2018 10:39:55



Our Correspondent


More than 1200 contractual workers of Orient Paper Mill (OPM) are sitting on dharna at C-32 gate of the mill in support of their various demands.They are opposing the agreement which OPM management finalised on August 11 and have started dharna since August 20.

MLA Jai Singh Maravi also met the workers sitting on strike. The workers informed that despite working for many years at OPM, they were not given pay slip, attendance card and employers’ card. They are not sure whether their ESI deduction is being done as they have not been given identity card and EPF slip. When they asked for minimum wages, they were being thrown out of work.

The workers informed that OPM reached an agreement with labour organisation but contractual workers are not being given benefits of the same and hence they are sitting on dharna. They warned of intensifying their stir of demands are not met. MLA Maravi assured them of resolving their problems.