Amrapali employees protest against delay in salaries

The employees sat in protest near the protesting homebuyers who continued their protest for the sixth day demanding flats from the builder.

noida Updated: Aug 17, 2017 22:07 IST
Sohil Sehran
Sohil Sehran
Hindustan Times
Amrapali employees,Homebuyers,Dream Valley Society in Greater Noida
Homebuyers have been protesting outside Amrapali corporate group Tower 1 at sector 62.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)

Around 70 employees working at the site office of Amrapali’s Dream Valley Society in Greater Noida (West) protested against the management for not releasing their salaries, allegedly pending since December 2015.

The allegations of the protesting employees could not be verified as Amrapali director Shiv Priya was not available for comment despite repeated attempts.

The agitating employees include foremen, engineers, technicians, supervisors and others who work at Dream Valley, which has as many as 63 residential towers and around 400 villas.

Employees held the protest outside the corporate office of Amrapali in Sector 62.

“We had gone to the corporate office to meet the officials regarding our pending salaries, but none of them came out to speak to us. Since we have been facing hardship, we also sat outside and marked our protest with the homebuyers,” said Sanjit Kumar, who works with quality department.

The employees sat in protest near the protesting homebuyers who continued their protest for the sixth day demanding flats from the builder. Homebuyers have launched this agitation against Amrapali for the inordinate delay in handing over possession to them.

“We have not been given our salary for 11 months. Some partial payments have been made to us that too after hundreds of pleas with the directors. Since December, no provident fund amount has been credited to our accounts and other benefits have also been stopped. We are stuck because all of us have been working for the last four years with Amrapali,” Sanjit Kumar added.

Another employee, Rakesh Kumar Pandey, an engineer, said, “Due to long hiatus in disbursement of our salaries, we are leading to starvation. None of us is able to pay our monthly expenses and we are taking loan to run our families and pay schools fees of our kids. We have planned to protest in the streets against the management. The situation is worsening with each passing day.”

He said that earlier they would only request their seniors, but nothing benefited them. “We did not change our jobs only because in initial years, we were sometimes paid salary in advance. A loyalty was involved and we remained tight-lipped. But it cannot go on,” said Pandey.

First Published: Aug 17, 2017 22:07 IST