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JK Paper Mill contractual labourers after eight days of strike locked down the gates of the company

Rayagada:31/8/18 :Tension erupted again at the JK Paper Mill in Jaykaypur of Rayagada district as the contractual labourers after eight days of strike locked down the gates of the company.

Reportedly, a meeting was held yesterday between the agitating workers and company management at the sub-collectors office but it remained inconclusive.

“Even after a number of discussions, the company authorities were unable to fulfill the demands of the worker. Because of which, the labourers took extreme measures by locking down the company,” said a source.

Earlier on 24th August, the labourers launched a cease work protest demanding the company authorities to fulfill their 14-point charter of demands.

The workers, through a 14-point charter, had been demanding provision of wages of Rs 18,000 per month, ‘equal pay for equal work’ in adherence to the  Supreme Court guideline and ESI and EPF benefits.

The agitators have also sought 12 days of casual leave and 15 days of festive leave, a group insurance of Rs 15 lakh and job regularisation of labourers, who have completed 10 years of service in the company.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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