A factory of Falta Industrial area in South 24 Parganas has been closed on Monday and a notice of suspension of work was put up on the gate of the factory. As a result, at least 700 labourers are now unemployed.

All the labourers of the at the Pacific Cotspin factory were permanent staff there and they had even celebrated the Vishwakarma puja in the factory. On Monday morning, when the labourers came in for work, they noticed that a suspension of work notice had been put up on the factory gate. The labourers have started agitation in front of the factory at Falta sector-IV. Arumoy Gayen, TMC leader of the area, alleged it is a conspiracy of the management of the factory because they want to exclude the permanent labourers and wishes to appoint labourers on contract basis.

Pacific Cotspin is a cotton yarn manufacturer and export company.