Maharashtra: Mumbai Industrial Court stays induction of private buses in BEST, bars workers from striking
16 February 2018: The Mumbai Industrial Court has ordered a stay on Brihanmumbai Electricity Supply and Transport (BEST) administration’s decision of wet-leasing 450 private buses in its fleet by 5 March 2018.
The Court which is already hearing a petition filed by Unions against proposed wet-leasing of buses has barred the unions of BEST workers from going on indefinite hunger strike against the proposed wet-leasing of private buses by BEST.
Haryana: High Court order brings ray of hope for HMT employees
6 February 2018: Following the closure of Hindustan Machine Tools’ (HMT) Pinjore unit, producing tractors, hundreds of employees were rendered jobless. Of them, over 150 employees still had five to 27 years of service left. The Central government approved the closure of HMT’s tractor unit in 2016 and ordered the disbursement of Voluntary Retirement Scheme (VRS) benefits.
The Punjab and Haryana High Court ruled on 24 January that HMT must consider the employees, rendered jobless due to the closure of its Pinjore unit, for recruitment in HMT’s other units whenever vacancies are available.