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AITUC seeks Parliamentary panel probe into NLC recruitments


Union seeks White Paper on vacancies in regular posts

The All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC) has urged the Centre to order a probe by a Parliamentary Standing Committee into the “skewed recruitment policy of the Neyveli Lignite Corporation management that strains industrial relations and affects production, and also into its commissions and omissions in running the company,” according to M. Sekar, district general secretary of the AITUC.

He told The Hindu that the AITUC had also served a “strike notice” on the NLC stating that if it does not come out with a White Paper on vacancies in regular posts and fails to absorb contract workmen as promised, the latter would go on strike after May 18.

Taking strong exception to the “injustice meted out by the NLC management to contract workmen”, Mr. Sekar alleged that it had become customary for the management to renege on promises, ignore the agreements already reached after long deliberations and great efforts, and, neglect the interests of contract workmen.

He said that recently the Supreme Court had specifically directed the NLC to prepare a “common seniority list” for absorbing contract workmen. Therefore, the NLC management could not anymore take cover under the specious argument that it would absorb the contract workmen as and when vacancy arises on three factors: demise of regular employees, voluntary retirement and super annuation.




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