Leather factory employees picket Assembly

Employees of a private leather factory protest in front of the Legislative Assembly in Puducherryon.— Photo: S.S. Kumar  

Over 300 employees of a private leather factory on Thursday picketed the Legislative Assembly demanding increase in wages and job security.

The workers, mostly women, proceeded to the Assembly to meet Chief Minister N. Rangasamy and voice their concern.

The watch and ward staff in the Assembly denied them permission following which the workers picketed the main gate of the Assembly.

The protesters alleged that over 550 workers were employed in the factory and they had no access to medical facilities.

The workers also demanded that the management raise the minimum wages. Senior police officials intervened and pacified them following which they withdrew their protest.

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