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Trade unions join forces with agitating workers

Nearly 1,000 workers of the Udyog Vihar based medical equipment manufacturing company, Eastern Medikit, continued their indefinite protest in front of the deputy commissioner’s office at the Mini Secretariat here for the second consecutive day on Wednesday.

gurgaon Updated: Sep 20, 2012 00:47 IST
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Nearly 1,000 workers of the Udyog Vihar based medical equipment manufacturing company, Eastern Medikit, continued their indefinite protest in front of the deputy commissioner’s office at the Mini Secretariat here for the second consecutive day on Wednesday.

About 1,200 workers of the company have been rendered jobless since May and have not been paid salary for the last four months as the employers have shut shop and have been untraceable ever since.

On Wednesday, they were joined by the union of municipal employees, aanganwadi workers’ union and Mid Day meal workers’ union. The agitating workers took out a rally in the evening.

The company workers, supported by other unions of the Gurgaon-Manesar belt, have earlier held similar protests in front of the deputy commissioner’s office, but so far no solution has been found to the issue.

“We met the DC on September 7. We are tired of requesting the authorities to help us. Their apathy has forced us to take to the streets,” said Sanjay Malik, president of the All Eastern Medikit Employees Union.

The workers say that days before they were due for a wage settlement and expecting a hike of 10-15% on June 1, their employer “disappeared”.

The labour department has issued challans against Karun Raj Narang, company director.