Ponda: The workers from the Sanjivani Sugar mill have claimed that they are working without salary for the last three months, reports The Times of India.
According to a worker affiliated with the factory, while the state has initiated voluntary retirement for all employees, it is the responsibility of the government to ensure the release of their salaries.
“Government should pay them salaries till the process of voluntary retirement is completed,” he said.
Nevil Alphanso, director of agriculture said, the file regarding the release of pending salaries has been moved to the concerned department.
The factory stopped operations in 2019 and a total of 177 employees including 99 regular staff and 78 contractual employees associated with the mill are without any work. The state government supported the sugar mill for three years between 2020-21, 2021-22 and 2022-23 under the ‘financial assistance scheme.”