Biscuit makers Britannia shuts operations

Wednesday 26th June 2024 08:17 EDT

The hundred-year-old biscuits manufacturing company, Britannia Industries closed down its factory unit at Taratala on Monday, at a time when the state government is trying to woo investments in West Bengal. A section of employees of the company said that they found a suspension of work notice issued by the management at the gate of the Taratala unit when they came to join duty as usual. The management has not yet officially made any statement so far in connection with its decision to close down the unit. A section of the employees said that the company has given them compensation between Rs 13-22,00,000 to permanent staff, depending on their service period. There are around 120 permanent employees in the unit, they said. But none of the contractual workers is yet to get any compensation from the company, it’s learnt.

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