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Defunct mill employees to stage protests on Nov 30

By Correspondent

Hailakandi, Nov 26: The employees of the defunct Cachar Paper Mill of Hindustan Paper Corporation Limited have decided to start a fresh agitation for the payment of their dues. The president of the joint action committee of mill unions, Manobendra Chakraborty, informed that the employees will stage a protest on November 30 at 11 am in front of the office of the Assistant Provident Fund Commissioner in Silchar.

He alleged that the employees of both Cachar and Nagaon Paper Mills are not getting their salaries and other dues from the last 58 months and 97 employees have already died without treatment due to financial crisis. Chakraborty said that they have already served notices to the concerned authorities regarding their protest and they will not be held responsible if 'social unrest' occurs due to their protests.

He said that the Provident Fund and Pension claims amounting to Rs 145 crores have not been cleared to the workers and employees of Cachar Paper Mill and they will stage protests for this.

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