The job-working power loom unit owners have sought 80 per cent increase in wages.

Owners of job-working power loom units in Coimbatore and Tirupur districts, who are on strike for the last one month, will stage protests at Palladam and form a human chain for 10 km from Karanampettai to Karumathampatti on Saturday.

P. Kumarasamy, president of Coimbatore District job-working power loom unit owners’ association, said that District Collectors of Coimbatore and Tirupur and officials of the Labour Department have held talks with the job-working power loom unit owners and the master weavers. However, there is no solution in sight.

About 15,000 units, which have nearly two lakh looms, are on strike from February 21. The job-working power loom unit owners have sought 80 per cent increase in wages. Since, an agreement has not been reached despite the talks held, the unit owners have decided to intensify the protests. They also plan to go on indefinite fast from Monday, he said.

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