Special Correspondent

CUDDALORE: The Communist Party of India (Marxist) has expressed its solidarity with the striking contract labourers of Neyveli Lignite Corporation.

In a statement released here on Thursday, S. Dhanasekaran, district secretary, condemned the indifferent attitude of the NLC management and contractors and their failure to find an amicable solution through talks. He noted that the contract labourers were not only denied of a minimum bonus and even the festival advance of Rs.1,000 Rs.1,500 given to them were deducted from their salary at one go. Once the regular employees joined the strike, power generation was bound to suffer, he said.