Friday, June 27, 2014

India - antiworkers regime

Clash at Tata Steel plant, 18 injured
KENDRAPADA: A person sustained bullet injuries and 17 others were hurt in a clash between workers and security personnel at the Tata Steel project site at Kalinganagar in Jajpur district on Monday. Police said trouble started when hundreds of workers held a demonstration, demanding overtime dues of the last two months. When the company rejected their pleas, they ransacked the office. “Security personnel initially tried to stop them, but when situation aggravated they opened fire,” additional superintendent of police, Kalinganagar, Pradipta Kumar Sahani. Police said Maheswar Patra, 22, of Jaleswar in Balasore district was injured in the firing. He was admitted to SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack.

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