Support pouring in for workers on indefinite hunger strike

February 23, 2018 04:09 pm | Updated 04:09 pm IST - Kolar

Workers of a factory at Narasapur Industrial Area have launched an indefinite hunger strike condemning the alleged anti-worker actions of the management.

The CITU-led union of Exide factory has alleged that as many as 18 workers were suspended for placing demands on behalf of the workers.

Though a number of staff have fell ill due to hunger strike since February 19, the management did not care to meet the agitating workers, the union said.

Meanwhile, several organisation including Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) and Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha (KRRS) have announced support to the agitating workers. While DYFI activists participated in the stir on Friday, the KRRS submitted a memorandum to the district administration urging intervention to solve the problem.

The factory is exploiting the workers without providing facilities ensured by law. It also gives preference to workers of other States ignoring local candidates, KRRS State vice-president K. Narayana Gowda said. An industrial area bandh call will be given if the problem was not solved, he added.

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