72-hour hunger strike by 36 workers enters second day

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Chennai, Aug 26 (IANS) The 72-hours hunger strike by 36 workers belonging to five different factories located in Maraimalai Nagar of Kanchipuram district protesting against anti-labour practices entered the second day on Friday, said a trade union leader.

“The workers are on strike since yesterday in protest against the anti-worker policies of their employers and also to bring the issue to the notice of the state government,” S. Kannan, President of Centre of Indian Trade Unions-Kanchipuram unit, told IANS on Friday.

The workers on hunger strike belonged to five different companies, including an auto-component supplier to an American car maker, a semi-conductor company, a furniture maker and others.

Kannan said around 3,000 faxes highlighting the issue will be send to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa.

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He said good number of the workers participating in the hunger strike are from Comstar Automotive Technologies.



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