Indian construction workers wildcat

CITU activists in 2006.
CITU activists in 2006.

Eighteen contract labourers in a Haldia Petro unit went on a wildcat strike today after the agency that contracted them allegedly failed to clear their dues.

Submitted by Ed on June 8, 2008

The workers at the poly poplin unit began the strike at 2pm. Subrata Panda, the owner of Eco Service, the agency that had appointed them, met Citu (Centre of Indian Trade Unions - trade union federation attached to the Communist Party) leaders but in vain. Management sources, however, claimed said the impact of the strike was not felt on the company’s production.