Saturday, March 29, 2014
By Kamal Swami
Dispute between workers and Toyota Management continues
As stand-off between employees and management of Toyota Kirloskar Motor over the lockout of two plants at Bidadi near here continues, employees union today petitioned the state Labour Department over engaging contractors in production and recruitment of new workers. "We have petitioned the Labour Commissioner and the Chief Inspector (Factories) that the company is engaging contract labour in the line of production. This is illegal as the company doesn’t have license for this. They have licence only for support activities that include loading and unloading," TKMEU President Prasanna Kumar told PTI.
He said: "We have also got information that company is recruiting new contract labour. They might have recruited about 200 new contract labour in the last few days." "We have complained about this also to the officials," he added.
Source: Economic Times