Arvind Ltd’s 7000 workers on strike in Ahmedabad, company calls agitation illegal

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October 23, 2015 AHMEDABAD: Conglomerate Arvind Ltd's plan to go full throttle with its premium fabric brand Tresca has hit a roadblock with over 7,000 workers employed at its facility near Ahmedabad going on strike demanding wage revisions.

"About 7,000 workers have boycotted work since the second shift on Thursday demanding wage revision, bonus and insurance," said Amar Barot, a leader of Majoor Mahajan Sangh, Ahmedabad textile labour union association.

The strike has paralysed the wovens and knits divisions at Arvind's Santej plant that manufactures knits, wovens, denims and advanced materials.

Arvind Ltd in a statement said, "The agitation by a section of workers in the wovens and knits division at our Santej facility is illegal with no specific demands."
It claimed that Majoor Mahajan Sangh, Kalol, to which its workers are affiliated to, has not authorised the agitation.

"As per our agreement terms of employment are already been agreed upon till FY 2018," it said.

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