The plant is located in Kolar district of the state near BengaluruBusiness Standard News
Date December 12, 2020
By: Samreen Ahmad
The employees who alleged salary deductions and untimely payments damaged factory property including vehicles of officials parked at the premises. Thousands of employees were seen shattering window panes, furniture, and CCTV cameras at the campus. About 100 workers were detained on Saturday following the incident.
“This issue has lingered for over four months now. Initially, there were three shifts which were converted to two shifts with 12 hours duty and four hours overtime. While the company is not paying salaries for overtime, it has reduced the promised salaries to employees,” alleged Krishna Siddi, All India Trade Union Congress member. For the past four months the employees were raising concerns about salary deductions but in vain, he said.
The company has not yet responded to the incident. The Karnataka government condemned the violence but also assured clearance of payment dues to employees. [FULL STORY]