Over thousand employees of the HMT, Pinjore, who have not been paid salary for the past two years as the factory has been in the red for a long time, held a protest in front of Union Minister J P Nadda on Sunday. The HMT Karmik Sangh sought Nadda’s intervention during his visit and urged him to help revive the sick unit.
The members of the HMT Karmik Sangh staged a peaceful protest at Pinjore during the Union Minister’s visit. They had also written to him highlighting the plight of the employees, who had not received their salaries for the last two years and were opposing the closure of the organisation.
There are about 1,100 employees in the tractor division here who have not got salaries, while in the machine tools division; salaries of about 350 employees have not been disbursed. Even the top officials of the management are not getting salaries.
“We are still hoping for some solution. “We should get our salaries. We have not been paid for months. Pinjore has been famous because of HMT and many ancillary units had come up around the unit,” said Mahender Singh, president of HMT Karmik Sangh.
The HMT Karmik Sangh in its letter has stated that there should not be any kind of discrimination in HMT Pinjore on the regional basis and to direct the company to release the salaries of employees. They also stated that the families of the HMT employees are also going through a tough time as no salary had been disbursed after July 2014.
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