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Silghat jute mill facing workers� problem

By Correspondent

KALIABOR, May 20 � The Assam Cooperative Jute Mills Limited, Silghat was closed due to loss but later reopened as per the Assam Accord as a result of which the employees were benefited. Since then the mill has been managed properly with profits till now. It may be mentioned that in 2010, the mill was awarded �A� grade among the public enterprises, Assam Government and also awarded Naba Ratna Award. Besides ISO 9001: 2008 certified by the BIS, it is also working towards ISO, 140001: 204 EMS certificate (for Management System, Environment Management System).

The jute mill management has also undertaken a Rs 3.5-crore project of bleaching, dyeing and lamination of cloth from its own resources in which about 200 youths will be provided employment opportunities, etc.

Piece-rated workers are not illegal in any industry as per industrial rule through which both the management and workers and wage earners are benefited properly. In this connection, it is alleged that a section of �Badliwala� and casual workers have been causing problems in respect of wages as a result of which the management is facing difficulties in respect of regular production, etc.

In the meantime, the management is ready for pay revision which is due in July, 2011 for all permanent employees but if the workers continue to create such problems, it will not be possible to implement the revision in due time, the management said.

It has also come to notice that recently a citizens� meet was held at Silghat under the chairmanship of N Bora which discussed the problems of the jute mill and accordingly, a cooperation committee was formed which was entrusted with the responsibility to appeal to both the mill management and piece rated workers to settle their problems amicably so that the only cooperative mill in Assam may make progress in the greater interest of all.

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Silghat jute mill facing workers� problem

KALIABOR, May 20 � The Assam Cooperative Jute Mills Limited, Silghat was closed due to loss but later reopened as per the Assam Accord as a result of which the employees were benefited. Since then the mill has been managed properly with profits till now. It may be mentioned that in 2010, the mill was awarded �A� grade among the public enterprises, Assam Government and also awarded Naba Ratna Award. Besides ISO 9001: 2008 certified by the BIS, it is also working towards ISO, 140001: 204 EMS certificate (for Management System, Environment Management System).

The jute mill management has also undertaken a Rs 3.5-crore project of bleaching, dyeing and lamination of cloth from its own resources in which about 200 youths will be provided employment opportunities, etc.

Piece-rated workers are not illegal in any industry as per industrial rule through which both the management and workers and wage earners are benefited properly. In this connection, it is alleged that a section of �Badliwala� and casual workers have been causing problems in respect of wages as a result of which the management is facing difficulties in respect of regular production, etc.

In the meantime, the management is ready for pay revision which is due in July, 2011 for all permanent employees but if the workers continue to create such problems, it will not be possible to implement the revision in due time, the management said.

It has also come to notice that recently a citizens� meet was held at Silghat under the chairmanship of N Bora which discussed the problems of the jute mill and accordingly, a cooperation committee was formed which was entrusted with the responsibility to appeal to both the mill management and piece rated workers to settle their problems amicably so that the only cooperative mill in Assam may make progress in the greater interest of all.