Arvind’s labor woes, textile body intervenes

Friday, 08 June 2012

Arvind’s Naroda plant in Ahmedabad is facing a labor dispute with the 200-odd workers not relenting in their strike and now the labor department of Gujarat has summoned both the company’s management and workers. Demanding a 40 per cent wage hike, over 200 workers from departments including rope dyeing and spinning have abstained from work.

With operations affected partially, the company has been running with the efforts of some permanent and contract workers as well as workers from other plants. The plant employs about 3,500 workers. However, the striking workers have been unrelenting about their abstinence from work. On its part Arvind has termed the strike ‘illegal’. The Naroda plant primarily makes denim fabrics and has an annual capacity of 84 million meters out of 108 million meters of the total denim capacity of Arvind. Meanwhile, the Textile Labour Association (TLA), which represents textile mill workers, has already filed a petition in the industrial court demanding higher wages and has also been making efforts to convince the workers to resume work.




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