Gangtok , 06 Mar : Alembic Pharmaceutical Ltd Unit located at Samardung South Sikkim announced close down until further ‘advise’, the workers were shocked to see the notice pasted on wall of Alembic in Wednesday morning.
The issue of Alembic Pharma and casual workers which is going on with strong protests in the state since last 36 days remains unresolved despite workers held several visits and talks with State Labour Dept and State Industries and Commerce Dept , the company is yet to reinstate 6 terminated casual workers.
It is alleged that pharmaceuticals companies established in the state of Sikkim are enjoying tax heaven for a certain period of year with upper hand of State Government, the state has no Labour Union to address labour issues as well as norms laid for establishment of companies especially Pharmaceutical goes in the larger interest and favour of the company side rather than workers.
SKM Party alleges that Pharmaceuticals companies which manufacture life-saving drugs and medicines in the state of Sikkim are exploiting the innocent workers at an extremely low wage, lack of facilities and provisions. There has been going a gross violation of Human Right, workers are not less than a salve working in these companies.