Karnataka: Hindustan Aeronautics Limited files case against protesting workers
30 August 2018: The Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has filed a FIR against the members of Hindustan Aeronautics Employees Association for staging a protest over wage-related issues on 23 August 2018. The management in it FIR has claimed that the protest was in violation of an injunction order by the court which prohibited the workers from staging any protest. Police has registered the FIR and summoned the office-bearers of the association under the charges of wrongful restraint and unlawful assembly.
Maharashtra: University of Mumbai fails to make PF contribution of contract staff for 7 years
28 August 2018: The University of Mumbai which employs more than 1200 non-teaching staff on contract basis, has failed to pay their PF arrears since 2009. The Employees Provident Fund Organisation has sent notice to the university demanding records of the contract workers who have raised a dispute through their union, the Mumbai University Kaamgar Sangathana.
Workers have also raised a demand of regularisation of their services as more than 300 permanent posts are lying vacant at the varsity which has created only 8 permanent posts in the last 30 years.
Odisha: Stevedoring workers denied work for demanding an 8-hour work day
27 August 2018: Employees of Odisha Stevedores Limited (OSL) went on a two-day strike at Paradeep under the banner of OSL Shramik Sangathan demanding fulfilment of their 13-point charter which includes demands for better wages and lowering of working hours which currently stretch up to 18 hours a day.
In retaliation OSL management filed FIR against protesting workers and denied gate passes to more than 300 workers denying them work the following day.