Jamshedpur, July 7: The 16-day strike of the contract workers and supervisors led by Congress district president Vijay Khan in front of the Jusco office in Telco town came was called off on Thursday after Jusco senior general manager Captain Dhananjay Mishra, senior security officer Arvind Sinha, maintenance head Neeraj Kumar conceded all the demands of the agitators in presence of Nirmal Singh.
Later, Captain Dhanjay Mishra invited all the workers to return to work.
Vijay Khan announced end of the protest saying, “We have decided to withdraw the July 9 gherao of Tata Steel plant head’s residence and protest at Aityapur Toll bridge after our demands for the workers were met.”
Significantly, around 250 contract workers/ supervisors of Tata Motors were deprived of work since June 22. The workers had neither received their salaries on time, nor were they provided with their ESI, PF and safety equipment. All these workers were working in Tata Motors through a contract agency and since Jusco took over the job, these workers have been deprived of employment.
On the occasion Brijendra Tiwary, Sanjay Singh Azad, P N Jha, Prince Singh, Paritosh Singh, Gayatri Das, Sanjay Ghosh, Santosh Pal, Gopal Yadav, Sanjay Prasad, Aparna Guha, Chandan Pandey, Ajay Mishra, Dinesh SIngh and others were present.
Telco township, which was being maintained by Tata Motors Ltd through contractors, is being maintained by Jusco, a wholly owned subsidiary of Tata Steel.
The water supply system was being looked after by Jusco since the past eight years and now the civil maintenance work of the township is also being done by the utility services company.