Employees of the struggling state-owned Mawmluh Cherra Cements Ltd (MCCL) have demanded that the State government find an immediate solution to the company’s financial woes by the end of this month.
The company, which is in dire financial straits, has a salary bill of around Rs 1.40 crore per month. The employees have been seeking the state government’s attention to initiate necessary revamping measures for a company that is perpetually on life support. However, when the government mooted privatization, the employees largely came out opposed to such a move.
The company’s workers had briefly gone on hunger strike late last year in protest at the non-payment of their salaries for several months.
“We demand that our problems are taken up in the upcoming Assembly session and if there is no indication within this month to resolve our problem we will take a strong course of agitation,” the workers’ union said today at a press conference. “We are like patients who are badly in need of a permanent cure and not just some ointment or temporary solution. The condition of our workers has deteriorated from bad to worse both financially and otherwise and we need a solution immediately.”
Informing that the employees are yet to receive their salaries since 2018, except for some relief payment, he informed that the union has also sent a letter to all concerned authorities and political representatives to take up the problems faced by them in the upcoming Assembly session.