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Indsil declares lockout at Palakkad unit after wage hike demand

Indsil declares lockout at Palakkad unit after wage hike demand

Published:18 May 2020

Indsil Hydro Power and Manganese Ltd on Monday said it has declared lockout at its Palakkad factory in Kerala after workers demanded a wage increase.

New Delhi | Indsil Hydro Power and Manganese Ltd on Monday said it has declared lockout at its Palakkad factory in Kerala after workers demanded a wage increase.
"Due to an unreasonable pre-condition of a demand for wage increase and consequent refusal to attend to work by the workforce at its factory at Palakkad post the COVID-19 lockdown, the management has declared a lockout of the plant until further notice," according to a regulatory filing by the company.
The government on March 25 imposed lockdown to contain the spread of COVID-19 across the country.
Now, under the fourth phase of the lockdown, many non-essential businesses have also been allowed to begin operations.
The industry is facing a shortage of labour because of reverse migration, which has increased the bargaining power of the workers, an industry expert said.


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