Employees of the state owned company-Mawmluh Cherra Cement Limited (MCCL) today took out a rally to protest against the non-payment of their salaries.
The employees under the Mawmluh Cherra Cement Employees’ Union (MCCEU) said the delay in releasing salaries has put them and their families in a difficult situation.
Speaking to Highland Post President of the Union Shanlang Diengdoh said that about 500 employees were not paid from February to October this year including their five months’ salaries of 2015-2016.
Informing that the average pending salaries the MCCL has to pay to the employee come to around Rs 1.40 crore a month, he said, “We did receive some kind of consolidated payment from February to July this year but nothing after that.”
Demanding their rights, the union said it stands only for the welfare of the employees and doesn’t want to be a scapegoat of anyone trying to politicise the issue.
“We demand all the concern authorities to address our hardships and release the pending salaries of the employee and to initiate necessary revamping measures that will benefit the staff and establishment,” Diengdoh said.