Tamil Nadu

Honour wage agreement: Collector

Collector V. Dakshinamoorthy has asked stakeholders in Pallipalayam to honour the wage agreement reached recently and warned of action against the violators.

Power loom owners and workers had recently announced indefinite strike demanding hike in labour charges and wages respectively.

Hence, a tripartite meeting was held at the Collectorate on April 15, 20 and on April 25 in which textile manufacturers, owners of power loom units that produce lungis, RG varieties and members of various trade unions participated.

At the end of the meeting, an agreement was reached by which manufacturers of lungis should provide an additional charge of 20 per cent to the owners who would in turn pay it to workers.

Also, manufacturers of RG varieties should provide an additional charge of 24 per cent to the owners, who would in turn pay additional 20 per cent to workers. The agreement came into force from April 25, 2015 and would be for two years.

Accepting the pact, lungi manufacturers, owners and workers continued their work, while power loom owners producing RG varieties and workers failed to work stating that wage pact was not implemented.

A meeting was chaired at the office of Tiruchengode Revenue Divisional Officer in which textile manufactures of RG varieties, power loom owners and workers accepted the pact and assured to return to work.

However, they continued their indefinite strike.

Hence, the Collector warned of action for violating the pact and asked the trade unions to cooperate in implementing the agreement.

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