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150 employees of Pricol call off strike, return to work

Press Trust of India  |  Coimbatore 

Around 150 out of the 400 workers of Pricol, who were on strike for 100 days, returned to work Monday.

The 400 workers, affiliated to AICCTU, have been on an indefinite strike from August 21 seeking wage revision thereby affecting productivity by 30 per cent and delaying delivery of the products to the customers, told reporters here.

As there was an impact on business, the customers insisted shiftings the orders from the plant here to other units to ensure continuous supply of products, he said.

The management decided to relocate or transfer 302 workers to its other plants in Pune, Manesar and where the business was shifted, based on their age, capacity and skills, and started issuing orders, he said.

Asked whether this would not further lead to unrest, he said the company has to wait and watch and that it was willing to let the employees choose voluntary retirement, he said.

Meanwhile, a press release from AICCTU said this was nothing but to break the activities of the union.

The transfer of a large number of employees, including six office-bearers, was an act of revenge against them, the release said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, December 03 2018. 18:30 IST