A section of the contract workmen of the Neyveli Lignite Corporation observed a day’s hunger strike at Neyveli in support of their demands on Thursday.

It was led by All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC) district general secretary M. Sekar and president of the NLC-Jeeva Oppantha Thozhilalar Sangam. According to him, the union was urging the NLC management to abide by the SC direction on the issue of regularization of contract workmen. In the talks, the union had urged the management to fill up the vacancies from 1990 onwards. Stressing the same demand, the union would besiege the Assistant Labour Commissioner’s Office at Puducherry on June 7.