Surat : Hundreds of diamond workers in the world’s largest diamond cutting and polishing centre in Surat took to the streets demanding wage hike. The workers alleged that the owners of the diamond units have cut their wages due to Covid pandemic and that they are facing the onslaught of the rising prices of milk, petrol and diesel.
Sources said the diamond workers from the Millennium diamond market located at Heera Baug in the diamond hub of Varachha took to the streets demanding wage hike. The workers are employed with Meera Gems, a diamond company located in Heera Baug.
According to the information gathered by TBT, over 1,000 diamond workers gheraoed the diamond company and chanted slogans against its owners, demanding wage hike. Workers stated that they were not paid the wages for the lockdown period when the factory was shut, leaving their families to suffer during the trying times.