Agitating MCCL employees suspend agitation after assurance from govt

Shillong, Dec 10: The agitating employees of the Mawmluh Cherra Cements Limited (MCCL) on Thursday called off their protest after getting an assurance from the government that all their demands will be met.

It may be mentioned that on December 8, the Mawmluh Cherra Cements Employees Union (MCCEU) began their protest to press for their long pending demands.

“We hope that the state government will give in to our demands as assured by them”, MCCEU president, Shanlang Diengdoh said.

“We understand that the government cannot implement all our demands at once but they will call us again on January 2021 to discuss on them. If the government cannot fulfill its promise we will continue our protest,” Diengdoh said.

During their talks with the Chief Minister, Conrad Sangma today, the MCCEU members were accompanied by Wailadmiki Shylla, Jowai MLA who is also the Chairman of the MCCL, Sohra MLA, Gavin M Mylliem, and Balajiedkupar Synrem, Shella legislator.

It may be mentioned that the MCCL employees have not received 16 months’ salaries.

The pending salaries are for five months from November 2105 to March 2016, and then from February 2020 to December this year.

The other demand of the employees is the plant should function under any system and that there should be status quo of the union.

Diengdoh had earlier informed that the union was formed since the factory was established which was meant for the welfare of the employees of the factory.

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