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Labour ministry summons Amazon following complaint by employee union

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Peerzada Abrar Bengaluru
Following a complaint by employee union Nascent Information Technology Employees Senate (NITES) on layoffs by Amazon in India, the Labour Ministry has summoned an official of the e-commerce firm in Bengaluru on Wednesday.

“You are requested to attend this office with all relevant records in the matter either personally or through an authorized representative on the aforesaid date and time without fail,” said a  letter from the Labour Ministry, addressed to Amazon’s senior manager for public policy Smitha Sharma.

The letter was signed by A Anjanappa, Deputy Chief Labour Commissioner in Bengaluru and reviewed by Business Standard.

“We are highly thankful to the

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First Published: Nov 22 2022 | 9:27 PM IST

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