Barrackpore, Oct 25 (UNI) Workers, having allegiance to the CITU union of the Nadia Jute Mill at Naihati under North 24 Parganas, stayed away from duties, disrupting work since this morning.
The agitating workers also prevented others from entering the mill, sources here said.
The CITU union in the mill alleged that one of their leaders Santi Mandal had been discharged from service by the management on October 20 without serving him any show cause notice, on claims that Mandal was disturbing the smooth running of work in the mill.
It is derogatory and an illegal act on the part of the management, a CITU union of the mill here said.
Although tension prevailed in the mill area, no untoward incident had been reported so far, police said.