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BCPL contractors, workers call off strike

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DIBRUGARH, June 4 - The indefinite non-cooperation movement launched this morning against the Brahmaputra Cracker and Polymer Limited (BCPL) by the BCPL Contractors� Association and workers� unions, with the support of six local organisations, in protest against the alleged indifferent attitude of the BCPL authorities towards the demands and grievances of the affected families and local people was called off following a meeting of all the representatives of the agitating groups at the BCPL township today.

The indefinite strike was supported by the local units of All Assam Students� Union, Assam Tea Tribes Students� Association, Sonowal Kachari Students� Union, Tai Ahom Students� Union, Krishak Mukti Sangram Samity, Satra Mukti Sangram Samity, Jatiyatabadi Yuba Chatra Parishad and BCPL Affected People�s Welfare Committee.

The organisations demanded that the BCPL authorities should publish a white paper in the print and electronic media on the techno-commercial feasibility of the project. They also collectively charged the BCPL authorities with ignoring the local youths and affected families, bypassing the Corporate Social Responsibility programmes and neglecting the environment protection norms. The agitators submitted an eight-point charter of demands to the Managing Director of the BCPL.

The non-cooperation movement caused a great deal of concern to the BCPL authorities as they are already under pressure to start the final commissioning of the much-awaited Assam Gas Cracker project. The authorities� quick response to the non-cooperation movement by negotiating and settling grievances with the leaders resolved the deadlock.

�We are satisfied with the assurances given by the BCPL authorities. With the assumption that the demands and grievances will be resolved gradually, we are calling off the strike and all work will resume at the site from tomorrow,� Labin Karmakar, president, BCPL Contractors� Association, said.

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BCPL contractors, workers call off strike

DIBRUGARH, June 4 - The indefinite non-cooperation movement launched this morning against the Brahmaputra Cracker and Polymer Limited (BCPL) by the BCPL Contractors� Association and workers� unions, with the support of six local organisations, in protest against the alleged indifferent attitude of the BCPL authorities towards the demands and grievances of the affected families and local people was called off following a meeting of all the representatives of the agitating groups at the BCPL township today.

The indefinite strike was supported by the local units of All Assam Students� Union, Assam Tea Tribes Students� Association, Sonowal Kachari Students� Union, Tai Ahom Students� Union, Krishak Mukti Sangram Samity, Satra Mukti Sangram Samity, Jatiyatabadi Yuba Chatra Parishad and BCPL Affected People�s Welfare Committee.

The organisations demanded that the BCPL authorities should publish a white paper in the print and electronic media on the techno-commercial feasibility of the project. They also collectively charged the BCPL authorities with ignoring the local youths and affected families, bypassing the Corporate Social Responsibility programmes and neglecting the environment protection norms. The agitators submitted an eight-point charter of demands to the Managing Director of the BCPL.

The non-cooperation movement caused a great deal of concern to the BCPL authorities as they are already under pressure to start the final commissioning of the much-awaited Assam Gas Cracker project. The authorities� quick response to the non-cooperation movement by negotiating and settling grievances with the leaders resolved the deadlock.

�We are satisfied with the assurances given by the BCPL authorities. With the assumption that the demands and grievances will be resolved gradually, we are calling off the strike and all work will resume at the site from tomorrow,� Labin Karmakar, president, BCPL Contractors� Association, said.

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