Visakhapatnam, Jul 6 UNI | 19 days ago

Andhra Pradesh government today directed the management of Chittivalasa Jute Mill at Tagarapuvalasa In Port city to re-open it Immediately.

The lockout was declared in the mill on April 20, 2009 and since then, it has remained closed, in spite of several attempts to get it re-opened during the past five years. After a meeting initiated by Minister for HRD and Education Ganta Srinivasa Rao in the Port City and attended by Minister for Labour K Atcham Naidu and top Labour officials, it was decided to convene a meeting with the owners of the mill to lift the lockout. The Kolkata-based Jute Mill management should respond positively and assist in getting the mill reopen as more than 5,000 workers depend on it, said Mr Naidu.

The Labour Minister told the representatives of the union to extend cooperation for reopening of the mill and consider a negotiated settlement over payment of dues.

He instructed the Labour Department officials to negotiate with the management on the matter.

State Labour Commissioner B Ramanjeneyulu, Joint Labour Commissioner S Lakshminarayana, Chittivalasa Jute Mill Workers' Union President K K Varahala Raju and INTUC district President Mantri Rajasekhar attended the meet.

(Posted on 06-07-2014)