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Dunlop imbroglio resolved

Written by: Staff

Kolkata, June 6 (UNI) The imbroglio at Dunlop India Ltd's Sahagunj factory was resolved after a marathon tripartite meeting last night.

The meeting called by state Labour Minister Mrinal Banerjee was attended by senior officials of Dunlop, Mr Pawan Ruia, chairman of the Ruia group, which currently owns Dunlop, and representatives of the unions.

Later, Mr Banerjee said the problems over the parameters concerning payments and the early retirement scheme have been sorted out.

The meeting resolved that those who have worked for one day before August 19, 2001, would be paid Rs 2770 and those who have worked for more than one month would be given Rs 5000 in the first installment.

Earlier, the new management had refused inclusion of the paid holidays within the count of 281 days.

With the solution of the problems Dunlop's Sahagunj factory is set to open by October or December.

Dunlop, which was shut for the last five years, was reopened for maintainance work in April. But problems regarding the payment norms cropped up leading to stoppage of work.


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