200 employees protest over their termination from factory


More than 200 employees of leading HM Steel factory Kala Amb, lodged complaint with the deputy commissioner Sirmaur. The complaint is against the management of the factory for removing them from services.

When the employees went to mark their attendance on Friday morning, they were denied to do so and were told that their services had been terminated.

They alleged that they were in service with the factory for the last nine years but the management did not pay bonus to them since April 2011,  even salary is not paid since last month and promotion is also with-held. Despite the request of fired employees, the management did not released their previous payment and also did not gave them benefit of promotions.

The employees namely Ramesh Kumar, Naresh Kumar, Rajender Singh, Naresh Singh, Vimal, Rajanish, Vikaram, Raghuvir etc. lodged their complaint before deputy commissioner, Mr. Pariyatu Mandal  seeking immediate relief for them. Mr. Mandal directed the labour inspector of Nahan, to verify the facts and in case the complaint found correct, necessary action will be taken against the management.

The manager of the factory said that the production had come to standstill for about last two months, even then he would try to adjust the workers. But in future necessary procedure under ‘Factory Act’ would be followed by giving proper notice.

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