Kerala: Road Transport Corporation issues termination notices to over 3,800 empanelled workers
18 December 2018: Following the orders of the High Court the Kerala State Road Transport Corporation has sent mass dismissal notices to 3,861 empanelled bus conductors in the state. The Court in its 6 December 2018 order ruled that the posts were to be filled by those candidates who had cleared the public services commission exam held to fill the vacancies in 2013.
The High Court in its order observed that the government was fooling the empanelled workers by employing them on daily wage contracts while there were vacancies in the department for which selection process had been completed in the year 2013.
Uttar Pradesh: 200 workers fired without prior notice at electronics manufacturing plant
1 December 2018: Over 200 contract workers employed at Hipad Technologies, a mobile manufacturing unit which manufactures for global brands like Xiaomi and Oppo in NOIDA, Uttar Pradesh were not allowed to mark their attendance on 29 November 2018 and subsequently handed termination notices without any prior information. Management called in police and used force on over 1200 workers who launched a spontaneous protest against the arbitrary terminations.