Endurance Technologies winds up Manesar plant operations

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 19 Dec 2018

Aurangabad-based two- and three-wheeler component supplier Endurance Technologies today announced that it has discontinued operations at its Manesar plant with immediate effect.

The move is part of the company's plan to consolidate plant operations and consequent discontinuation of manufacturing operations at Manesar, which it had announced on September 10, 2018.  The company said that the High Court of Punjab and Haryana passed a order on December, 18, 2018 allowing Endurance Technologies' petition and quashed the impugned arbitrary notification dated August 27, 2018 (endorsed on 28th August, 2018) issued by the Labour Department, Haryana applying the provisions of Chapter V-B of the Industrial Disputes Act, 1947, in context of the closure notice given by the Company for its plant at Manesar.

Endurance Technologies in a notification says the said provisions of Chapter V-B of the Act, requires the company to seek approval of the State government for closure. This was not applicable in its case, hence the company preferred to file a writ petition. The high court order directs the company to renegotiate compensation offered to its workers which shall be overseen by the Assistant Labour Commissioner, Gurgaon. It further specifically mentions that the dispute be referred for adjudication if none of the eventualities materialise.

Accordingly, the company will announce a suitable compensation package for all its eligible permanent workmen employed on the rolls of the plant. The said package, to be offered, will be consistent with the industrial practices followed by the company.

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