Gandhi market labourers call off protest after police offer assurance

  • | Tuesday | 10th July, 2018

However, the private onion traders refused to comment about the assurance rendered by city police. Subsequently, since Sunday evening, about 2,000 labourers in Gandhi market including those in banana shops, English vegetable shops and fruit shops refused to work seeking justice for their fellowworkers. “Police personnel on behalf of the district administration assured that employment of onion labourers would be assured. As the protest was making an impact on sales and supply of vegetables in the city and central districts on Monday, a peace talk was convened by Gandhi market police involving representatives of traders and labourers. Meanwhile, with the district administration assuring job security for the onion market labourers through talks with the onion traders, the stir was temporarily abandoned by Gandhi market labourers.Claiming that the private onion market in Palpannai has been employing newcomers for minimal wages instead of providing employment to 277 labourers working for onion traders for three decades, the agitated workforce had been staging protests for a week.

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