No deal as talks between protesting trainees, Mico Bosch remain unfruitful

No deal as talks between protesting trainees, Mico Bosch remain unfruitful

Submitted by alvin on Tue, 2016-07-19 20:30 Bengaluru: Fresh talks between agitating trainees, who had been terminated from service by Mico Bosch last year, and the company management couldn't break the deadlock, with the fired trainees refusing to accept the package offered by the management.On Tuesday, management, employees and the labour department held talks once more. The management agreed to pay Rs5 lakh, an offer which the employees rejected as too little. The labour department has asked the management to come out with better package to settle the dispute."I joined as a trainee in 2007 January. After three years I should have been absorbed, but I was asked to wait. And all of a sudden in 2015, we were asked to go out. The management said they cannot afford to keep us on the job. If they had such plans, they should have not made us work for nine years. We should be either reinstated or be relieved with VRS by paying Rs 26.5 lakh,” said an employee.Labour Minister Santosh Lad, who met the workers and management at the labour commissioner's office, assured to help. “My heart and sympathy goes out to workers. The labour commissioner has asked the management to come for a discussion tomorrow. Based on the meeting, further action will be taken,” said the minister.As many as 262 Mico Bosch workers have been agitating over their abrupt termination since last year by camping before the Mico Bosch office in Bengaluru. Last week, when the talks failed, one of the workers committed suicide.