Panaji, November 14, 2015 …. The Labour Administration has been taking a pro active stand to initiate deliberations between the workers of M/s. Nestle India Ltd and Nestle Contract Workers Union may respond to the efforts made by the conciliation machinery and desist from continuation of hunger strike.
In case the differences persist the union has option to seek relief of adjudication as provided under the Industrial Disputes Act 1947. It is always preferable that after exhausting the conciliation stage adjudication is to be taken recourse to. The Labour Machinery is committed to address the differences of the employers and employees either through conciliation or adjudication as the case may be. To maintain industrial harmony, legal course could be best option as compared to additional approach.
The Assistant Labour Commissioner, Mapusa has made all efforts to promote and understanding; despite of all facts all the issues raised by Nestle contract workers union cannot be construed as industrial disputes within the meaning of the provision of Industrial Disputes Act 1947.
Dialogue failing which reference to Industrial Tribunal for justice is the right way to give relief to the workers when the parties do not reconcile and stick up to their stand.