Along with the State wide protest on the issue of nonpayment of pending salaries and revival of the closed papers mills at Cachar and Nagaon under Hindustan Paper Corporation, members of Joint Action Committee of Recognised Unions (JACRU) also staged protest in front of the Kargil Vijay Smarak here in Tarapur on Saturday.
Manabendra Chakraborty, president of Joint Action Committee of Recognised Unions (JACRU) said that as many as 88 employees of the mill have died so far. The deceased employees could not afford expenses of the treatment due to non-payment of the pending salaries. "We strongly demand early remittance of the pending salaries of the employees. Also, we urged upon the Government to take up the responsibility of resuming production at the closed mills as per the promises made before the elections.
Moreover, the Government must take steps to withdraw the procedure to auction the closed mills in the larger interest of the people. JACRU members firmly believe under the dynamic leadership of Chief Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma, the crisis would be mitigated and a promise to revive the mills would be materialised. We demand the Chief Minister to intervene in this matter," Chakraborty said.