Gujarat High Court: Period of service before regularisation of employment should be considered when calculating pension benefits
18 January 2018: In a petition filed by workers of Deesa Irrigation Division who were regularized in 2003 through a court order, against denial of pension benefits on the grounds that they had not completed the mandatory 10 years of service in regular employment at the time of retirement in 2008, the Gujarat High Court has ruled that the tenure spent as contract worker before regularization of employment should also be considered as time spent in service while calculating pension benefits.
Retrenched employees to move to court against Verizon
4 January 2018: 70 retrenched workers of Verizon Data Services Private Limited approached the court when the conciliation meeting between the company and the workers failed at the office of the Joint Commissioner of Labour of Ranga Reddy zone of Telangana on 3 January 2018 which lasted over 5 hours where the management refused to reinstate the retrenched workers. Verizon Communication had taken up a mass retrenchment exercise and laid off over 1,000 employees in Hyderabad and Chennai in December 2017.