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Workers of a Gurgaon unit demand pay

Workers of a Gurgaon unit demand pay

New Delhi: At least 50 contract workers employed by a Gurgaon-based garment export unit lodged a protest outside the factory gates on Monday over non-payment of dues and said the company owes them more than three months’ wages.

Employees of Fatima Fab Udyog, who are mostly migrants and work as fabric pressers and thread polishers, say the company has not made any efforts to make payment. “We have not got any money for more than three months," said Akhilesh Kumar, a native of Bihar, who earns Rs150 a day. “It’s difficult to survive."

The company has denied any wrongdoing. Deshraj Yadav, who heads the company’s personnel department, said “The company has no payment commitments to its workers and that the responsibility of making payment rests on the labour contracting agency it hired—Yash Enterprises."

However, Vinod Yadav, owner of Yash enterprises, said he has not been able to make the payment because it has not received any payment from Fatima Fab.

He also said a cheque of Rs59,600 issued by the company had bounced last month.

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