Leather factory workers stage protest for pay hike

January 30, 2015 12:00 am | Updated 05:41 am IST - PUDUCHERRY:

Over 200 workers of a private leather factory on Thursday staged a protest on the Beach promenade and threatened to jump into the sea demanding increase in wage and job security. The workers claimed that they had been slogging for long hours in private factory for a meagre salary.

The workers have been agitating over the past few days in a bid to draw the attention of the government to their demands for an increase in the minimum wages.

‘No medical facilities’

The protestors alleged that over 550 workers had been employed in the factory and had no access to medical facilities.

Senior police officials pacified them and assured that a meeting would be arranged with factory representatives and officials of the Labour Department following which they dispersed.

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