News: Sanand Tata Motors workers boycott company meals over compensation

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Sanand Tata Motors workers boycott company meals over compensation

450 workers of Sanand Tata Motors in Gujrat boycott company meals demanding higher wages in the first year of the long-term settlement (LTS) of wages.
Sanand Tata Motors workers boycott company meals over compensation

As many as 450 workers of Sanand Tata Motors boycott company’s canteen meals to protest delays in signing the five-year wage agreement with workers at the site. 

The company spokesperson was quoted in a media saying, “Some workers have opted against the canteen services and made their lunch arrangements through packs from home. This was done to demand an earlier settlement of the LTS. The matter is under conciliation and internal negotiations are on a daily basis. The management is committed to resolving this matter and is in daily dialogues with the workmen and the union.”

This protest is said to come soon after the company signed a three-year wage settlement agreement with its workers’ at the Pune factory on 30 March. Hitesh Rabari, president of Bharatiya Kamdar Ekta Sangh, Sanand, a workers’ union was quoted in media saying, “The company has agreed to distribute 73% of the wage hike in the first year of the settlement period (2015-2018) for Pune workers. But in our case, they have agreed to disburse only 50% in this period. We have demanded that the company disburse at least 67% of the wage hike in the first year for the settlement period spanning three years.”

The company was quoted in media saying, “The LTS matter is under conciliation and internal negotiations are also going on a daily basis. The management is committed to resolving this matter and is in daily dialogues with the workmen & the union and is hopeful that good sense will prevail.”

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Topics: Employee Relations, Compensation & Benefits

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