HPF workers send letters signed with blood to PM, Sonia
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Last Updated: Tuesday, January 12, 2010, 22:13
Udhagamandalam: As part of their month-long agitation seeking wage revision and revival of sick public sector Hindustan Photo Films (HPF) here, around 800 of its workers today sent letters signed with their blood to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi.

The signatories, including relatives of some of the workers, were on relay fast for the last one month in front of the HPF factory, demanding immediate wage revision, last implemented in 1997, the agitators said.

To highlight their demands, the workers had organised various forms of protest like door-to-door visit with begging bowls and tonsuring their heads.

Intensifying the agitation, the workers wrote identical letters and affixed their thumb impression with blood and sent them by registered post to the prime minister, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi and UPA chairperson, seeking their immediate intervention in getting revised wages and also necessary steps to revive the ailing company, they said.


First Published: Tuesday, January 12, 2010, 22:13

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