Hooghly: Owing to law and order problem and labour unrest, the management of Dunlop India Limited (DIL) on Saturday announced the suspension of work at its Sahaganj unit in West Bengal's Hooghly district.

The DIL management said, “The labours have been interrupting in removing the prepared goods for the last three months on the behest of some unsocial elements.”

About 1,500 workers turned unemployed due to sudden halt of production at the Sahaganj unit.

Dunlop Bachao Committee leader Vidyut Rawat said, “The labours are not being paid for the past three months and management is trying to shut down the factory.”

Rawat added the workers, who had applied for Voluntarily Retirement Service, have not been paid since 2006.

Blaming the Dunlop management for the crisis, West Bengal Labour Minister Purnendu Basu said that if the management takes positive steps in defusing the issue, the state government will provide the required assistance in this regard.

(JPN/Bureau)