Labour relations at Hero take turn for the worse
Meanwhile, wage negotiations between the management and workers remained inconclusive after Wednesday’s meeting.
“The company has issued show-cause notices to six office bearers, charging we threatened workers to go slow on production and the management as well. We are not goons and have worked for close to 15 years here. All we are asking for is a rise in pay similar to industry levels and to match the increasing cost of living. The management is putting pressure on us and want to suspend us so that they can get their version of the wage offer agreed to,” a union member said.
The member added that though there are no plans to hold a strike as long as a peaceful channel for talks is available, workers may have to seek other options to counter the management. Those issued notices include HMCWU president Kanwalpreet Singh and general secretary Bhim Rao.
Around 60 rounds of wage negotiations have been held since September last year between the management and the workers, at many of which Haryana labour department officials were also present. To push for their demands, workers had held a ‘silent protest’ for several weeks starting January 4. On
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