From a correspondent
Agartala, Aug 26 : The Tripura Jute Mill workers is going for an indefinite strike from October 9, demanding implementation of the Supreme Court verdict of awarding pay and allowances on a par with other public sector undertakings of the State.
All the four workers union of the State’s only medium scale Industry— The Chatkal Sramik Union, Tripura Jute Mill Pensioners Association, Tripura Jutemill Legal Advisors’ Association and Die-in-harness and Pensioners’ Welfare Association— will join the agitation.
Before going for an indefinite strike, the jute mill workers will observe several agitation programmes to draw attention of the State government, including observing mass dhar in front of the mill gate and submission of memorandum to the maging director of the mill on August 29.
The Supreme Court in its verdict on October 25 last year instructed the State government to give jute mill workers pay and allowances on a par with other PSUs of the State with effect from January1, 1996. The Supreme Court delivered the verdict after turning down an order passed by the Gauhati High Court in an appeal from the State government.
The only medium scale industry of the state Tripura Jute Mill had started production in 1978 after the first Left Front government came into power and since then incurring heavy loss.