A meeting of prominent trade unions in Tirupur knitwear cluster held here on Thursday has resolved to observe fast on June 20 to press certain issues related to workers.

The representatives of trade unions namely AITUC, CITU, INTUC, MLF and LPF said the agitation was to highlight some of the long-pending demands of the workers which had been remaining unaddressed. The construction of ESI multi-speciality hospital, which was pending for many years, should be taken up expeditiously, and factory laws should be implemented in letter and spirit at all the textile units across the entire cluster.

The unionists also wanted the government machinery to take up construction of housing facilities for textile unit workers. Edifices in the project could be leased to workers at concessional rentals.

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