Maruti cement factory shutdown by workers over staff suicide row

Avatar Reporter
Dec 11, 2019

Siraha, 11 Dec : The labourers working in the Maruti Cement at Gol Bazar Municipality in Siraha district have shut down the cement factory protesting the cavalier attitude of the factory management towards the death of its former employee. Anita Paswan of Golbazar Municipality-9 in the district had committed suicide yesterday after she was sacked from her job in the Maruti Cement. She was also the member of the Akhil Nepal Karkhana Majdur Sangh (All Nepal Factory Workers Organization). Her fellow labourer colleagues claim that Paswan, unable to come to terms with her ouster from her job, had chosen to kill herself. The labourers in the factory have boycotted work and disrupted the vehicular movement in the East-West Highway since today morning against the factory management for not acknowledging the repercussion of its employee’s oust and her untimely demise. They have demanded immediate compensation to the victim’s family and have also pressed for action against the person who fired Paswan from her job. The agitating party allowed post mortem to be performed on the dead body of Paswan after the Cement factory management had agreed to sit for talks with the agitating party in a bid to seek resolution today noon, informed the Organization Province No 2’s Secretary Kedar Dev. He shared that they will continue with the protest unless their demands were heeded. Vehicular obstruction was removed by the police but the factory remains shut as the agitating labourers continue to stage peaceful protest inside the factory premises.

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