Around 200 workers of Jai Balaji Industries Limited erupted in protest yesterday in front of the factory gate at Durgapur’s Sagarbhanga over non-payment of salaries for the last four months. The protest agitation continued for nearly two hours, however the workers of the private steel maker kept the production going.
DYFI, the youth arm of the CPI-M, is all set to fight the “unabated retrenchment of CITU members” in various factories of Durgapur and across south Bengal districts. This was announced by DYFI state president Abhas Roy Chowdhury during a Press conference at the CPI-M’s zonal committee office in Durgapur yesterday.
Hundreds of workers of Jai Balaji Industries of Durgapur demonstrated in front of the factory gate yesterday, protesting against non-receipt of payment for the last three months and stoppage of production. Demonstration was lifted after a team of police from Coke Oven police station of Durgapur intervened and after talking with the management of the factory informed that due salary will be paid within Friday.
Acting on a tip-off, Durgapur police raided a house at Nayeem Nagar locality of Durgapur and busted an illegal arms manufacturing factory. Three workers, working at the factory along with the owner of the house were arrested. Huge cache of weapons, raw materials and machineries has also been recovered.
Denying affiliation to the three year old INTTUC union for the contractual workers of Durgapur Steel Plant, the central leadership of INTTUC in the presence of its president and general secretary announced the formation of a new union for the contractual workers of DSP at meeting held near the Main Gate of DSP.
Yesterday after inaugurating the exploration and production office of Essar in Durgapur for its CBM operations at WEBEL IT Park near Durgapur’s Gandhi More, commerce and industry minister Mr. Partha Chetterjee advised industrialists to win hearts before setting up projects in an area and hire workers from among the residents. This has surprised many.