120 workers protest against textile mill

Protesters said employment of 120 labourers working at mill for past four to 12 years was terminated unlawfully

ZUBAIR ASHRAF April 16, 2017

KARACHI: A large number of workers protested on Sunday against a textile mill for allegedly sacking them unlawfully without paying them their dues.

Around 100 workers held a demonstration outside the Karachi Press Club, holding placards against the Rajby Textiles.

According to the protestors, the 120 labourers were working at the mill for the past four to 12 years but the company suddenly terminated their permanent employment unlawfully and deprived them of all their legal benefits.

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They said that since March 2016, they were waiting for their dues to be paid and had moved the labour department, labour courts, National Industrial Relations Commission and Supreme Court as well.

They demanded that the company should pay the pending dues amounting to Rs16 million to the workers as well as the gratuity and bonus or else they will resort to protest outside the headquarters of the brands that procure its products from the company.

Commenting on the issue, Rajby Textiles General Manager Masood Naqvi said the company did not take any illegal measure and added that the workers were trying to blackmail the company.


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