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HC directs MRF's labour union verification

Shahani Fatima  |  Chennai 

The state labour commissioner is to examine which of the two unions claiming a majority of employees’ affiliation at tyre major MRF’s factory at Arakkonam near this city is speaking the truth, the High Court ordered today.

It has also advised the MRF management to recognise whichever one proves its claim. The court’s direction came in response to a petition filed by MRF United Workers Union (MUWU), which claims majority support.

V Prakash, counsel representing MUWU, said the court had asked for all membership records to be given to the labour commissioner in two weeks. After which, the latter will verify the details. MRF’s officials and counsel declined to comment on the court’s direction.

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First Published: Wed, September 09 2009. 00:39 IST