Employees of the state owned company-Mawmluh Cherra Cement Limited (MCCL) will hold an indefinite hunger strike from December 8 over pending salaries among other issues.
The employees under the Mawmluh Cherra Cement Employees’ Union (MCCEU) have been seeking the State government’s attention to initiate necessary revamping measures for the company that is perpetually on life support.
So far the employees have been agitating by holding a rally and a dharna as about 500 of them were not paid from February to October this year including their five months’ salaries of 2015-2016.
Speaking to Highland Post President of the Union Shanlang Diengdoh reiterated that it stands only for the welfare of the employees and doesn’t want to be a scapegoat of anyone trying to politicise the issue.
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.”
“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.