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Birla Tyres to close if no police action against hooligans

Veteran politician, trade unionist and former MLA Arun Dey on Sunday alleged that due to lack of police cooperation, the Birla Tyres here at Chhanpur is going to close. The production of the plant has been stalled for four months as some workers and antisocial elements are not allowing the plant to run. 


“A handful of workers not belonging to any unions of the plant with the support of hooligans are not allowing the willing workers to join duty. Although an FIR has been lodged in this regard by the plant management, no action has been taken against anyone so far.


The management is afraid to undertake plant operations,” Dey told a media meet. He said the management had been paying salary regularly to its workers, but due to some problems it has failed to do so in the recent months. “The management paid a full month's salary even if the plant ran for five days. And that was the practice. For four years, due to financial crisis, it paid half month’s pay and accumulation stood for 13 months.


A section of workers in association with outside forces are not allowing the plant operation demanding the arrears. They are creating terror. In fear, other workers are not going to the plant,” Dey said, adding that further delay in police action could lead to closure of the plant.


Notably, the Birla Tyres has about 4,000 employees, including nearly 220 permanent. The Balasore Alloys is shut; the Emami Paper Mills is paying 50% salary; and other local industries are also not in comfortable positions. And if the Birla Tyres is closed forever, the employment problem of the district would further worsen, Dey maintained.