Uttar Pradesh: Ramala sugar mill workers to knock labour court’s door

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Meerut: Ramala sugar mill workers, who were fired from jobs, held the meeting in Asara village on Friday to discuss the future action. It has been consensus decided to move to labour court against the mill.

Two workers were killed in an accident in Ramala mill, Uttar Pradesh last year, and the mill paid compensation of Rs 22.40 lakh to the deceased family. It has been alleged that following this, the mill had stopped providing jobs to the workers from nearby villages stating that there is no work in the mill.

The workers had alleged that the reason behind mishaps was due to lack of safety. Refuting the claims, mill administration said, “Only those labours who were not following the safety norms were asked to leave the jobs. In spite of providing the safety kits, they were not using it, and this has led to accidents in the mill. And the company has to bear the brunt of this.”

Last week district magistrate Shakuntala Gautam inspected the mill and asked the administration to ensure workers safety. As many as 250 persons have lost job from the mill in the last one year.

The workers claim they are facing a tough time because of being unemployed, and it has become difficult for them to meet their daily needs.

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