Hit by labourers’ strike, farmers demand relief - ECAS Punjab

Hit by labourers’ strike, farmers demand relief

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Abohar, October 29

It was only after SDM Jaspal Singh Brar and State SC ST Commission member Karanveer Singh Indora intervened that the stand off between the Labour Union and farmers on the highway was resolved today. Members of the Tola Mazdoor Union were protesting for the third day against the Cotton Corporation of India after the latter denied increasing their wages. Union president Amar Nath alleged that cotton-laden trailers were being unloaded directly in factories due to which the labourers were denied wages.

On the other hand, a contractor claimed that he couldn't afford to pay them more.

Hundreds of farmers, who were affected by the labour strike, blocked the national highway outside the grain market. Subsequently, the police tried to pacify the farmers. However, the farmers said they were suffering losses, as they were not able to sell their produce due to the strike. — OC

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