Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Zydus Health Care workers protest over hike in launch package

RANGPO, August 4: The agitated workers of Zydus Health Care, Bagey Khola and Hindustan Construction Company, Tarkhola, Sikkim today boycotted their works and staged a dharna at the factory premise.
The workers of Zydus Health Care have stopped working since yesterday evening demanding immediate return of the notice regarding 100 percent hike in launch package and several other demands.
More then 350 workers working under one labour contractor was on dharna today.
However, after the intervention of Sikkim Democratic Labour Front leaders, the problems were solved and work resumed from this afternoon. BM Ramudamu, the working president of SDLF alongwith other members of the Front met the workers of Zydus and listened to their grievances.
Mr. Ramudamu assured the workers to raise voice regarding their problems.
Later, during a meeting organized at the factory campus between the company management, labour contractor and workers delegation, the management returned their notice regarding the hike in launch rate and assured to take the demands of the labourers positively.
The SDLF leaders also met the agitators of HCC workers at Tarkhola and assured positive support