ANDHRA PRADESH

Powerloom owners strike enters 8th day

Indefinite strike launched by the powerloom owners (asamulu) of Sircilla textile town demanding increased wages entered the eighth day on Monday.

Following the failure of talks with the merchants, the powerloom owners have staged a rasta roko on the Sircilla and Karimnagar road obstructing the traffic for some time on Monday. The powerloom owners,producing polyester and cotton, have been demanding hike in their production wages due to increase in the production cost with the hike in power tariff and loom spare-parts.

The powerloom owners secure fabric from the merchants and produce cloth on the powerlooms.