By Bizodisha Bureau, Bhubaneswar, September 1, 2018: J K Paper has shut down its manufacturing unit in Rayagada district in the state from Friday following indefinite strike by its workers earlier this week.

“Some of the contract workers at unit JKPM at district Rayagada, Odisha, had resorted to illegal and unlawful stoppage of work, which has resulted in disruption of production,” JK Paper said in a BSE filing.

It further said, “The Company, due to their continued illegal and unlawful activities of stoppage of work, has declared a lockout with effect from today August 31, 2018, at the said unit and it shall continue till further notice in this regard”.

The contractual workers’ association has been demanding fulfillment of 14-point charter of demands. They have been staging dharna in front of the plant for the past eight days.

A tripartite meeting including workers and the district administration was held on Thursday, but there was no positive outcome emerged.

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