HLL May Suspend Garden Reach Ops In Kolkata

Kolkata, October 17: | Updated: Oct 18 2002, 05:30am hrs
Hindustan Lever Limited (HLL) on Thursday threatened to suspend operations at its Garden Reach factory in the metropolis following a dispute over bonus between contractors and their workmen.

According to a statement issued by the company, a group of contractors workmen affiliated to CITU and outsiders overpowered the HLL security staff inside the factory and ransacked the canteen.

It said that the contractors workmen had been indulging in illegal activities inside the factory premises since October 8, resulting in lack of security for the companys permanent workmen.

The contractors workmen also prevented entry of vehicles carrying raw materials for the factory which had resulted in complete stoppage of production activities since October (PTI)