Employees of Nizam Deccan Sugars Limited (NDSL) may get good news soon as Labour Department officials have asked them to submit their demands. Four months ago the workers’ union took out a padayatra on various issues.
Due to the various demands and issues, they are facing, NDSL employees had submitted a memorandum to the State government in February. Along with that, they have also submitted a memorandum to all political party leaders.
According to the news report published in newindianexpress.com, after the officials sought to know employees demands, NDSL workers union general secretary S Kumara Swami sent a detailed letter to the Labour Department. In the letter, he has written that since 2016, salaries of employees were pending and an amount of Rs 25 crore should be cleared. He has also written about various other issues being faced by the employees.
Earlier, many workers associated with the Nizam sugar mill had completed their 200 km long walk and reached Hyderabad to highlight their plight. They staged a Maha Dharna at Dharna Chowk in Hyderabad for their demands.
As per the media reports, the eight-decade old sugar mill that was set up in 1937 has stopped operations since 2015. The sugarcane farmers, as well as workers associated with the mill, are awaiting for the mill to start operations. The workers claim they have not received salaries for the last five years.