The reasons behind the violent death of assistant general manager of the Indo-Japanese company Allied Nippon Limited (ANL) Yogender Chaudhary, can be traced back to the dispute between the management and the workers.
Incidentally, both the labourers and the management had earlier approached the district labour commissioner for arbitration. “The workers had certain demands for provision of brake shoes, advance payments and gate passes. They had called for a token strike from November 16-18. The dispute reached its boiling point on Saturday, when the workers clashed with the management,” said district labour commissioner DP Singh. Singh said he had settled the issue for the time being and a meeting was called at his office between the two parties on November 15. “We had told the workers not to go on strike and the factory management not to lock the unit. These provisions were made under the UP Industrial Dispute Act, 1947.”
The ANL management said the unit has around 1,100 workers, including 375 permanent workers. Rest of the workers was hired on contract basis. The ANL has a total official strength of around 200. ANL spokesperson said the attack was premeditated. ANL vice-president HR and spokesperson MS Chaudhary said, “They had threatened to go on strike despite the fact that a reconciliation meeting was scheduled.”