Kerala Govt calls for meeting of plantation labours

Thursday, Oct 8, 2015,19:43 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Thiruvananthapuram | Kerala Government has called for a meeting of various trade unions of plantation workers on Tuesday next to find a solution to the stir by them demanding a hike in minimum daily wages from Rs 232 to Rs 500.
Official sources here today said Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and Labour Minister Shibu Baby John would meet the trade union leaders to find a solution to the issue.
Meanwhile, united trade unions and women workers of Pembilai Orumai have called for a indefinite dharna in front of the State Secretariat from Monday next to to pursue the Government to find a solution to their stir.
Addressing a press conference here, Kerala Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala urged the agitators to stay away from blocking road traffic creating law and order problem in Munnar and other places.
However, the plantation workers intensified their agitation by besieging roads at various places in the State demanding a hike in minimum daily wages.
The agitators besieged roads in many places including in Kollam, Punalur, Chenkotta, Kottarakkara, Mundakayam, Munnar, Palakkad and Wayanad. Police said many tourists reached in Munnar stranded in several places due to road blockade.

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