Dunlop exceeds commitment, inducts 1202 old hands

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Kolkata, Oct 16 (UNI) Dunlop India Limited has inducted 1202 workmen as permanent employees in its Sahaganj unit out of those who were on the Company's rolls when the erstwhile management closed the plant.

The new management in its agreement with the trade unions had committed to intake 1179 workmen.

However, considering the immediate plans for the Sahaganj unit, the management had decided to increase the number to 1238 after completing absorption of the agreed 1179.

Taking casual workers into account, Sahaganj plant was now providing livelihood to over 1600 workers.

The Sahaganj plant had started operations seven days a week from last October 14.

Commenting on the development, Mr Pawan Kumar Ruia, Chairman of Dunlop India Ltd, said, " We'd like to see Dunlop operating 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. This is a step toward making the Sahaganj unit a post-effective, high quality manufacturer of tyres and industrial products. Very soon Sahaganj will surpass the plant's previous records in production and productivity. " UNI PC SJC DB1842

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