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For their rights: Weavers block road in Salem on Tuesday highlighting a charter of demands.
For their rights: Weavers block road in Salem on Tuesday highlighting a charter of demands.

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They urge Government to conduct cooperative elections

SALEM: Members of Salem CITU and weavers blocked the road here on Tuesday highlighting a charter of demands including minimum wages for weavers.

The members said that the minimum wages announced by the State were not given.

Hundreds of weavers were languishing in poverty. They also urged the government to take action against those who were using powerlooms for handlooms.

The weavers wanted the government to fix bonus for them and conduct cooperative elections so that the sick mills could be revived.

The functioning of welfare board should be activated with immediate effect.

The Government must come forward to fix the pension age for women weavers at 40 since many of them were living in poverty and suffering from illness.

Many weavers including women participated in the agitation.

Police arrested them. They were later released.

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