Wednesday, October 07, 2009
East Sikkim, October7: SUN pharmaceutical company having its unit in located at Seti Pool, 15 kms away from Gangtok ,East Sikkim has been another pharma factory which has started facing labour management problem for the past two days.
When asked to comment on the issue, the company’s HR manger Shri Shailesh Rai said there is no difference between the casual labourers and company staff. “All are equal and are treated equally,” they said.
According to them, the wages given to the labourers are being followed as per the norms of labour department. As far as timely payment to the labourers is concerned, the management said they usually pay to the labour contractors in time. The labour contractors also pay wages to the labourers in time, the manager added. Asserting that the company is abiding the rules and regulations of the labour laws of the State government, Mr. Rai said that six days of work per week is compulsory as per the norms. He also assured that the two day leave payments of the Dusherra festival will be made by the company. HRD manager Sailesh Rai told media that the demands of the workers have been forwarded to the company’s head office at Mumbai. We are waiting for the response from the head office, he said
Meanwhile, the workers are determined to continue with their strike until the company fulfills their demands