Birla Tires workers issue memorandum of understanding

Birla Tires workers issue memorandum of understanding

BALESWAR: The long-running stalemate at Birla Tires, a large industrial complex in North Odisha’s Remuna Bampada in Baleshwar district, is on the verge of collapse. Trade unions have warned that the union would file a complaint with the National Labor Court (NCC) to protect the interests of workers. Officials and representatives of several trade unions in Birla Tires met with the district commissioner to inform him of the plight of industrial workers.

In particular, the production of rare tires has been halted for two and a half years, but they have not been paid for 13 months. Not only the salaries, but also the gratuity of retired workers, including bonuses, PF, ESII from 2019-20, have not been received. Most importantly, the Birla Tires have repeatedly drawn the attention of the district administration, the state labor ministry, and the labor commissioner to the workforce.

The issue’s end has the recaptured Doomsday in the control of the Labor Commission and the Trade Unions, chaired by the Labor Commissioner in March 2021. Workers’ union officials said in a statement that the decision was taken “negatively” by union officials. However, they have warned that if the authorities do not show remorse, they will be prosecuted in the near future. On the occasion, a memorandum of demand was presented to Additional District Magistrate Neelu Mohapatra on behalf of the trade unions. Labor leaders Arun Kumar Swayam, Satyanarayana Acharya, Upendra Prasad Behera and Shiv Prasad Das were present at the handing over ceremony.

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