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Posted at: Mar 21, 2017, 12:45 AM; last updated: Mar 21, 2017, 12:45 AM (IST)

Row over transfer of six Ambuja Cements workers

Management holds talks with workers

  • Trouble started after the plant management outsourced the accounts work to their Bengaluru-based service centre and the six employees were asked to either opt for a VRS or appear for an interview at the new destination
  • The move, however, did not go down well with the employees who struck work on Saturday
  • This forced the management to talk to the agitating workers to find out a solution

Tribune News Service

Solan, March 20

The move to transfer six employees of the accounts department of Ambuja Cements Limited plant near Darlaghat has sparked a row with the employees striking work.

Trouble started after the plant management outsourced the accounts work to their Bengaluru-based service centre and the six employees were asked to either opt for a VRS or appear for an interview at the new destination.

The move, however, did not go down well with the employees who have been working there for the past several years and they struck work on Saturday.

This forced the management to talk to the agitating workers and a marathon meeting held last evening helped to bring some respite to the employees.

Avinash Verma, HR head, said the employees had been told that any such move in the future would be taken only after taking them into consideration and as of now the six staffers would continue to work here.

He said since the closure of the plant caused losses worth crores, efforts were on to work out an amicable solution. He said the other demands of the employees, including providing office to their union, had also been acceded to.

Surinder Verma, president, State Ambuja Cement Employees Association, said the company management had agreed to give recognition to their association and the decision to lay off the six employees had been put on hold following the agitation.

He said the management had adopted an inimical approach to their just demands and it was lamentable that the 110-day agitation which they had launched recently had also failed to yield the desired result. He said it was unfair to lay off employees who had worked for 20-25 years.

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