National Textile Corporation mill workers to continue strike
Workers of National Textile Corporation (NTC) mills have decided to continue their strike after talks with labour officials here failed on Thursday. Representatives of trade unions, which included Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU), Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC) and New Democratic Labour Front (NDLF), were involved in the talks for wage revision.
“It has been nearly 13 months since the last revision was made. We have been waiting for a long time for the general wage revision,” said C. Padmanabhan of the CITU.
As many as 5,000 workers from mills in Coimbatore and Ramanathapuram have been on strike for the past three days.
Members of trade unions said the strike led to production loss of nearly Rs. 1 crore and wage loss of Rs. 10 lakh a day but the protest would continue since there was no positive outcome.
Labour union representatives said further talks had been scheduled in Coimbatore on January 25 with the Assistant Labour Commissioner.