India: protesters ask for cement factory restart

India: protesters ask for cement factory restart
Published: 24 August 2012


Members of the Cement Corporation of India (CCI) staged a protest outside the residence of Union Labour Minister M Mallikarjun Kharge here on Wednesday demanding that steps be taken to restart the CCI factory at Kurkunta village in Sedam Taluk.

Protesters said the factory was closed down in 1998. Of the 430 workers, only 87 got their gratuity.
The managing director of CCI had promised in 2010 that the unit would be restarted in a few months, but it did not happen, they added.