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Powerloom owners shut units

PTI Coimbatore | Updated on August 02, 2013 Published on August 02, 2013

An estimated two lakh powerlooms in Coimbatore and Tirupur Districts fell silent today following the one day token strike protesting digital meters for the units.

The powerlooms in Somanur and nearby areas in Coimbatore and Palladam, Thekkalur, Mangalam and four others places in Tirupur districts numbering over two lakh participated in the strike, Powerloom Job Workers Association sources said.

Claiming that the new meters were showing more units than the conventional ones, they said this would affect them casting additional burden.

They were also seeking to exempt the powerloom units from KV system for calculating the tariff, the sources said.

Nearly 800 workers staged a demonstration in Tirupur.

There would be a production loss of Rs 50 crore due to the one day strike, the sources claimed.

Published on August 02, 2013
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