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Workers Block Gate

Published by MAC on 2006-05-23
Source: Telegraph

Workers block gate

Telegraph (Calcutta), Bhubaneswar

23rd May 2006

Dissent brewing between villagers of Sarpa-Raghunathpur and the Bhushan Steel and Strips authorities today surfaced again when some retrenched employees of the plant at Dhenkanal's Meramunduli bolted its main gate for several hours.Electricians Rohit Behera, Prashant Behera, Sudam Bhutia and Tanmulu Senapati, who received marching orders from Bhushan on May 15, blocked the road to the plant this morning along with some other workers.

The four former employees, who alleged that they were removed for no fault, also locked the main entrance from 8 am till noon. The plant officials brought the matter to the notice of the Dhenkanal district administration, which sent sub-collector Dolgobinda Sahu to talk to the agitators. The blockade was lifted after Sahu assured them that he would discuss the matter with the company officials.

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