THE LML (Lohia Machinery Limited) management gave a severe jolt to the employees’ union led by JP Pandey by asserting that the union had no legal sanctity and recognition to represent employees.
According to management, it had entered into an agreement with the employees’ union recognised by it.
The full-time director of LML RK Srivastav in the seven-page reply to additional labour commissioner CML Maurya stated that JP Pandey’s application to the labour office for issuing recovery notice to LML management for payment of pending dues of employees was illegal.
“Till date the company management has not received any formal application from employees authorizing Pandey to represent them before the LML management,” pointed out Srivastav in the notice.
It may be pointed out that the LML management has not given recognition to the LML Limited Mazdoor Union led by JP Pandey. Instead, it has given due recognition to an employees’ union toeing the management line.
Srivastav also pointed out that as per the agreement with the recognised union two months wages have already been paid to employees. So now there was no point of confrontation with employees and management.
He also levelled allegations on Pandey for inciting workers.
The next date for hearing of the case and filing of reply by the employees’ union led by JP Pandey has been fixed on November 20.