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Retrenched Cargill India Company Workers Continue Protest On Day 2 In Paradip

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12 July 2018

Binay Kumar Ray

Paradip: Despite worse weather conditions, the retrenched workers of Cargill India Company along with their families braved rain and thunderstorm for an entire night under open sky continuing their protest before the main gate of Adani Wilmar Ltd here on Thursday.

Even after several efforts were made by the district administration on Wednesday evening to resolve the dispute, no solution came out. As many as 152 workers of the company and their families squatted in protest demanding jobs at the Adani Wilmar Ltd.

The workers were retrenched from their jobs after the company shut down following losses in 2016. After it was recently taken over by Adani Wilmar Ltd, none of the retrenched workers were reinstated.

The workers alleged that despite repeated plea for jobs, the company officials remained indifferent following which they resorted to strike this year. In order to avoid violence, the district administration clamped prohibitory orders under Section 144 in the area.

The protestors have threatened to intensify their protest if their demands are not fulfilled by the company. Meanwhile, five platoons police force are being deployed to maintain law and order situation on the spot.

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