West Bengal – Contract workers at Kalyani Spinning Mills attacked

July 17, 2011

a report by Samik Chakraborty

Last December, more than two hundred contract workers at the Kalyani Spinning Mills were laid off without any notice. Since January 2011, they have been carrying out various agitations and also submitted several deputations in order to get back their jobs. On July 13, when they reached the factory gates for submitting another round of deputation, they were attacked and severly beaten up by goons hired by the factory authorities. This led to a road blockade by the contract workers and, on July 15, a protest meeting was organized in Kalyani by Sramik Sangram Union.

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