ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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LABOUR-Left Front Lukewarm to Workers

LABOUR Left Front Lukewarm to Workers' Co-operatives Biren Roy There are by now many examples of workers co-operatives succeeding in saving 'sick' industrial units from liquidation. There is no reason, therefore, why the Left Front government in West Bengal and the CITU should not extend a helping hand to the workers of Calcutta Chemical Company to salvage this Once-prosperous unit CALCUTTA CHEMICAL COMPANY, recently shifted to the south-eastern fringe of Calcutta, was established in 1916 by some Bengali entrepreneurers in the wake of the Swadeshi movement. It offered the first serious challenge to foreign soaps and tooth pastes. Its products, especially Margo soap and Neem toothpaste, have enough goodwill in the market The management of the company passed through different hands, ultimately to Shaw Wallace Company which was later on bought by NRI Chhabaria group in

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