Aurobindo Pharma workers intensify stir

March 20, 2013 12:00 am | Updated 05:15 am IST - SRIKAKULAM:

Aurobindo Pharma employees and daily wage workers on Tuesday intensified their agitation demanding revision of wages as promised by the management. As many as 90 per cent of the staff boycotted the work for the third consecutive day. According to them, the company assured to revise their wages up to Rs.6,000 to each employee before March 15. But the management did not fulfil the promise while saying that it could give only Rs.1,000 hike.

Around 2,000 employees and workers raised slogans against the management by squatting in front of the plant near Pydibhimavaram. CITU leaders D.Govinda Rao and P.Tejeswara Rao said that the pharma company was earning crores of rupees by exporting bulk drugs to many countries but it ignored the welfare of the workers.

They alleged that the company was violating labour laws by showing all the employees as outsourcing staff.

They urged the District Collector Saurabh Gaur and other officials to look into the grievances of the staff. According to them, the company enhanced the transport and canteen charges instead of revising the salaries in tune with the hike in prices of all the essential commodities.

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