Mail News Service
Jamshedpur, Feb 22: A joint forum of INCAB workers’ unions today held a meeting at the Officers Club and planned ways to prevent closure of the company under the guise of bankruptcy.
Today’s meeting convened by the joint forum of the unions discussed the company’s present situation and future prospects. Many issues were discussed that were to be taken up in case of legal confrontation. Liquidator Sashi Agrawal’s evading a visit to Jamshedpur has attracted the employees’ ire. They accused the liquidator of attempting to create misunderstandings and creating a fear psychosis among the employees. They also accused Agrawal of sticking notices on the company gates which showed the management’s dictatorial attitude.
Akhilesh Srivastav, the lawyer representing the Cable Company employees at NCLAT Kolkata gave the joint forum participants several broad explanations on legal points. He said that on Monday, February 24, a petition would be filed in the Ranchi High Court challenging Tata Steel’s claim on the Company’s land. In the same vein, Srivastav stated that a case will also be made out to NCALT Delhi against the ruling of its Kolkata counterpart which advocated the closure of cable Company.
The joint forum suggested the formation of a cooperative society by the employees vide which a proposal would be provided to the liquidator for the company’s revival. A list of 11 members was made as society representatives. The meeting decided that the debt claims of companies Kamala Mills, PEGASIS and FASKA would be investigated as it felt that the claims were false and fabricated.
The forum executives appealed to all employees and colony residents to join hands and fight the legal battle unitedly. All employees were asked to prepare relevant documents of pending salary payments from the company and attach affidavits with such claims. Problems related to filling up of forms would be resolved by the forum. Employees were urged to post their pending salary statements at the earliest.
Those present in the meeting were forum president Bhagwati Singh, advocate Akhilesh Srivastav, senior trade union leader SN Singh, social worker NK Singh, Arun Thakur, Gupteshwar Singh, Abhimanyu Prasad, Joginder Kumar, UK Sharma, Kalyan Shahi, BN Dhar, Shambhu Pandey, Jagdish Prasad, Rambinod Singh, Rajesh Kumar Singh, Umesh Singh, Prem Jha, Pappu Kumar, Debasish Jha, Rahul Singh Tomar, Amit Chowdhury and many other INCAB employees.