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Hosiery town goes still

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M. Balaji

KNITWEAR LABOUR'S STRIKE: Garment manufacturing activity came to a halt in the hosiery exporting town of Tirupur on Monday with over 2.5 lakh knitwear industry workers staying away from work in response to a one-day strike called by major knitwear labour unions,

our Coimbatore Bureau reports.

The six-union joint action committee had called for the 24-hour strike in protest against delay in the finalisation of a wage agreement for the hosiery workers whose last wage pact expired in May this year. Trade union sources said that the strike was total.

(This article was published in the Business Line print edition dated September 19, 2006)
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