Mail News Service
Jamshedpur, April 23: The grade settlement of Timken employees has been pending since 36 months with the negation ice between the employees’ union and the company management failing to cut ice. As such, a tripartite meeting has been called on May 8 to be attended by management and union representatives for grade settlement of Timken employees.
Deputy Labour Commissioner (DLC) Rajesh Prasad will be sending a letter to the effect to the Timken management. The DLC stated that the company management had already given its written views on the employees’ grade fixation. He said that it (Timken management) was not agreeable to the union’s demand which, it felt, was on the higher side.
The union leaders met the DLC at his office and held detailed discussions. The leaders urged him to call for a meeting with the management while there was still time on hand. Responding to the union leaders, DLC Rajesh Prasad asked them to hold talks with the company’s management regarding employees’ grades and if no amicable accord was reached, he would call for a tripartite meeting on May 8 wherein he expected a concrete outcome.
The union leaders revealed that the Timken management had offered an enhancement of salaries @ 8.24 percent but the union’s demand was that of 10 percent as a result of which the talks failed. Then again, the leaders revealed that the management had proposed a consolidated package of Rs 5,500 which was not accepted by the union. The union leaders contended that whereas the salaries of machine line engineers had been upgraded as of April 1, 2020, the plight of the employees’ grade revision was hanging fire. The trade union leaders who met the DLC were union general secretary Girwar Dhari, deputy president LP Singh, vice president Shaktipado Mahto and Anil Kumar.