All textile mills on brink of closure: Trade Unions


PUDUCHERRY: A joint meeting of leaders of all trade unions here today said textile mills in Puducherry- AFT mills, Sri Bharathi Mills and Swadeshi Cotton mills-are on the brink of collapse as successive governments have failed to heed pleas to tone up these three undertakings.

AITUC Secretary V S Abishegam said in a press release that managment of the Rs 500 crore AFT mills not paying workers salaries on the 10th day of each month.Government should take steps to modernise it so that workers could be saved the uncertainty of its future, he said.

An announcement should be made in the coming budget session of the Assembly in this regard, Abishegam said.

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