Agitation continues at sugar mill for Diwali bonus

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Deoband: The sit-in agitation of workers from Triveni group’s sugar mill continued on the fourth day for the demand for bonus not less than Rs 16800. The workers said that the government granted a subsidy of Rs 1000 per quintal to the sugar mills for sugar production and the mill got Rs 58 crore as subsidy by producing 5,73,000 quintal sugar. The mill has shown this as profit in its balance sheet. Five of the seven mills of Triveni Group were given a bonus at the rate of 20 per cent, i.e. Rs 16800, but the Deoband unit is adamant on 8.33 per cent bonus. We will not tolerate this discrimination and will continue our agitation till we Don’t get a 20 per cent bonus.

Workers in Deoband unit accused management of doing discrimination amongst the workers. Refuting the mill workers claim, Dinanath Mishra, vice president of the sugar mill, said that the bonus is being given according to the balance seat of 2018-19. No discrimination has been made against any employee.

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