Workers employed by the National Textile Corporation (NTC)-owned textile units in Coimbatore are to observe a one-day strike on December 8 to press their charter of demands, the Hindu Business Line reported.

The decision was taken by the Joint Action Committee of major textile trade unions in their district-level meeting held earlier this week.

The demands of the workers include implementation of the bonus settlement (for 1999-2000) as agreed upon before the State Labour Department, lifting the lay-offs imposed in some units, and assured jobs for a minimum 26 days in a month in the respective NTC units.