Hero workers seek up to Rs 18k hike in monthly wage over 3 yrs
The nearly 1,200 permanent workers, under the aegis of Hero MotoCorp Workers Union (HMCWU), are observing silent protest by wearing black badges and not taking tea and snacks provided by the company to press for their demand. They have, however, ruled out going for any strike or slowdown in production in immediate future as negotiations with the company management is going on since August 2012.
"We are asking for a hike of about Rs 15,000-18,000 per month spread over a period of three years as cost of living in NCR is very high. However, the management is offering us around Rs 6,500, which was the hike for Dharuhera plant's workers during the three-year agreement signed in 2011," HMCWU President Kawalpreet Singh told PTI. The union had submitted its demand in August last year and its representatives have been holding negotiations with the management since then, he added.
When asked if the workers would resort to strike, Singh said: "At present we are protesting very peacefully and silently by wearing a black badge while coming to work and we are not accepting company's tea and snacks. We do not have any plan to go for strike or slowing the output in near future." He, however, said if the company does not
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