The deputy labour commissioner (DLC) of Gautam Budh Nagar has sought a response from the company managing the DND Flyway as to why it should not be ordered to pay remaining salaries to 141 employees who were laid off by the company without any intimation on November 18.
The workers were laid off after being paid the salary for 24 days, which includes full payment till November 18 and for six of the remaining 12 days of the month. But the employees had started a sit-in outside the company’s office on November 14, demanding salary for the remaining six days of November.
“Since the total six-day salary of the 141 workers amounts to over Rs 50,000, an order can be issued to the company directing it to pay the entire amount under the Uttar Pradesh Industrial Peace (Timely Payment of Wages) Act, 1978. We have sought a response from the company, failing which an order to this effect would be issued,” DLC BK Roy told TOI on Wednesday.
The 141 workers of DND Flyway who were laid-off by ITNL Toll Management Services Limited (ITMSL), a subsidiary of Noida Toll Bridge Company Ltd (NTBCL), on November 18 had approached the DLC against the toll company the next day, following which the DLC had issued a show-cause notice to the company on November 19 itself.
The employees had hired a lawyer and complained to the DLC that the company had not taken permission from the state government before announcing the lay-off. “The firm does not come under the Factories Act but is registered under the UP Shops and Establishment Act, which does not have any provision for lay-off, meaning that the action is totally inappropriate and illegal,” the complaint said.
Anwar Abbasi, a spokesperson for the company, said the lawyer of the company will clear its position in the next hearing of the DLC and any order from him would be complied with. Pharoh Cooper Jersey