Fernandes for cordial industry-worker relation

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New Delhi, Sept 30 (UNI) Union Labour Minister Oscar Fernandes, who was forced to apologise for his controversial remarks in the wake of lynching of an Indo-Italian company's CEO in the satellite town of Noida in Uttar Pradesh recently, today stressed the urgent need for maintaining harmonious and cordial relationship between management and workers to prevent recurrence of similar incidents.

At a question-answer session during a seminar organised by industry chamber Assocham here, he said violence should have no place in Indian polity but added one can not overlook and close one's eyes to reality.

Faced with a volley of questions on the Noida incident, Mr Fernandes quipped, "I do not wish to make any comment on it and would like to put a full stop to it until a proper debate is organized on the issue".

Holding "simmering discontent" among wokers the reason for the killing of Graziano Transmission CEO Lalit Kumar Choudhary.

Mr Fernandes had said it was a " warning" to managements" and asked them not to "push" the employees "so hard" that they resort to such action.


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