I am working in a Public Sector Undertaking in WB. We have 02 categories of workmen, permanent workmen i.e. under Co’s payroll and Contractors’ workmen i.e. we issue job contract to contractors and they engage their workmen to execute such job. We are working in a multi union scenario. There are multiple unions, some are internal some are outsiders.
There are 06 internal trade unions i.e. unions representing our internal/payroll workmen. All of them are registered and 01 out of them is recognized as sole bargaining agent with whom we do all kinds of negotiations. We do not have any problem for this category.
The problem is with unions who represents contractors workmen. There are 02 unions for contract labours, both of them are registered but none of them are recognised neither by our Company nor by Contractors.. Both these unions self-proclaims that they represents the contract labours engaged and deal with the issues of the contract labours who are engaged by Contractors in our premises and also communicates in writing with us and also with labour authorities like PF, ESI, ALC offices for any dispute related to contract labours. I am reiterating that neither our Management nor the Contractors or Contractor Association has given any recognition to them. Section of Contractors also requests us for not giving any cognizance to such communications.
In such scenario do we need to give any cognizance to any such communication or complaints raised by such unions.
From India, Delhi
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