TAMIL NADU

Uniform wage structure for Entyce workers

M. Soundariya Preetha

COIMBATORE: The National Textile Corporation (NTC) is working out a uniform wage structure for all the workers in the Entyce outlets, the retail showrooms of the NTC located in different parts of the country.

An NTC official here told The Hindu on Monday that the Entyce showroom workers in Tamil Nadu were on strike from January 1, 2010 demanding wage revision.

Agreement

They withdrew the strike and resumed work on March 4 following an agreement with the management that a revised wage structure proposal would be announced by the end of the month.

The official said that the NTC have three wage structures now: one for the mill workers, another for the executives and employees and one for the Entyce showroom workers.

Those in the retail outlets received wages based on the State in which the outlets were located.

Outlets

Of the 34 outlets in the Southern states, 22 were in Tamil Nadu.

Nearly 70 workers in the showrooms in Tamil Nadu were receiving only about Rs.4,500 a month each while those in some of the Northern states were receiving relatively higher wages.

Revision

The revised proposal was almost complete and an incentive scheme would also be announced for the retail outlet workers, he said.