On 20TH September 2021 Union signed Wage Settlement for the Transformer Unit in Kalwa with the Company.
The union served the Charter of demands for the workmen of Transformer Unit in Dec 2019. The negotiations for the wage demands started in the month of Feb 2021.
The main issue of MOST and JOB Classification was settled in this agreement. Service based Grade promotion was introduced in this settlement. One time flexibility allowance was given to all the workmen. Monthly flexibility allowance was also introduced.
The workmen of Goa had not received any wage increment in 2019 as they had formed union and were no longer Executive technicians. Even though there was pressure from the shopfloor to settle it fast the members of Goa showed a great deal of patience and never resorted to any indiscipline.
Mr. Shouvik Bhattacharya Vice President – Transmission division commented that next time there should be just 5 to 6 demands and both managements and the union should talk on those demands and settle the agreement at the earliest. He said most of the pending issues are settled and as we are in a tough position in transformer industry hope we will do better.
Mr. Pravin Deshmukh General Manager HR said we had to backout from the job classification and MOST as the transformers is a different product and we should handle it differently. Now that it is settled we can look for a bright future.
Mr. Girish Ashtekar General Secretary SWU, said that though the settlement was delayed for a very long period the negotiations were fruitful. Union has co-operated the Company considering the impact of pandemic on the business while settling the arrears. The workmen on the shopfloor have shown maturity and helped with the production in covid times and also were patient during the negotiation period. We all should work for the best of Transformer Unit.
The settlement was signed by Mr. Praveen Deshmukh Vice President HR and Mr. Shouvik Bhattacharya Vice President – Transmission division on behalf of management and Mr. Girish Ashtekar General Secretary and Mr. Mahesh SawantPatel President on behalf of the union. Committee members and the management representatives were present on this occasion.