Industrial Relations And Labour Laws
Payroll, Domestic Inquiry, Administration,
Section 25F says that in case any employee or a batch of employees is required to be retrenched, the employer should served a notice of retrenchment at least 30 days in advance. In case no notice is served the employee(s) should be paid one month salary in lieu of notice. Similarly, a compensation at the rate of 15 days salary calculated for every year of service of the employee should also be paid as retrenchment compensation. The Act also says that a notice informing the employer's intention of retrenching employee(s) should also be given to the Labour Department (Govt)
Retrenchment in companies which employ 100 or more workers will follow procedures as per section 25N wherein instead of one month notice or payment in lieu of notice, three month's notice or three month's salary in lieu of notice is required to be given to employee(s) retrenched. Moreover, in such companies mere intimation of retrenchment is sufficient but you have to obtain PERMISSION from the Govt. to retrench the employees.
All retrenchments which are made without following the above procedures will be illegal.
1st March 2012 From India, Kannur
Of late, we have declared lock out for unionized cadre. due to inevitable production schedule, the management propsed to complete the production with the assistance of non-unionized cadre.
1. Is it advisable to start production, while the company is in lock out.
2. Can the unionized member justified that is is ill-legal lock out, since production activities is under process
11th October 2012 From Switzerland, Langenthal
11th October 2012 From India, Kannur
I required your guidance related to below situation:
In our mfg. plant, which works for 3 shifts. We were doing negotiation with workers union for wage settlement. But all of sudden, the union representative (who were our workers) walk out of meeting and go to the plant and stop it. Then they have taken all employees with them and went outside of the gate. They started sloganeering against Management, in other words, they called up strike.
I have immediately put notice on notice board at company gate urging all workers to immediately resume the duty also inform them if they continue with strike they will loose the wages as per "No Work No Pay". Also simultaneously inform Asst.Labour Commissioner, Director of Ind Safety & Health, Electricity board office and police station about the strike.
I have put the notice at the start of each shift and also sent the copy of the same to above. This activity was done through out the strike period i.e . 4 days. During these day, we have also tries to negotiate with workers representative to call off the strike but no avail. we have also went to labour court to declare this strike as illegal also file caveat-emptor.
Finally we have started talk with another group of workers and pursuit them to resume duty, they agree and entered in plant along with other employees. here we have taken surety from them that they will not go on strike. once the employee sign then he can resume the duty.
Union representatives had not signed the surety and also had threaten the workers those who went inside and the staff. Finally I have send them suspension pending enquiry order along with charge sheet.I have then conducted the domestic enquiry with independent E.O. we have paid subsistence allow. as per law and conveyance amount to these representative to attend the enquiry. we have followed all the principles of natural justice. once we enquiry concluded we have send them enquiry report along with second show-cause notice. which they didn't reply. After the period of 7 days (which mentioned in show-cause) we send them Dismissal letter asking them to take all their legal due as part of Full & final.
Now they have move to Labour Court citing it as unfair labour practice on our part as we dismiss them.
Please let me know correctness of the procedure that I have followed.
29th October 2016 From India, Mumbai
31st October 2016 From India, Kannur
Total 12 workers were dismissed of which 7 were union representatives. After breaking the strike, new union representatives were elected at the time of domestic enquiry charge-sheeted employees were not protected employees.
1st November 2016 From India, Mumbai