Purewal watch factory not to be closed down

[lang_en]KUMARHATTI: In a major victory for workers the state government has asked the management of PA Group of Industries to not to close down its Purewal watch unit at Jubbar near here. Disclosing this here today, Mr. Jagdish Bhardwaj the President of HP AITUC said that the decision has cheered the 491 workers of unit who were facing uncertain future following management decision on unit closure.

The management had earlier decided to shut down the unit. A 90-day notice to this effect was pasted outside unit premises. The development had led to direct confrontation between management and workers that resulted in retrenchment notices to workers. The workers were enraged over this development and launched the agitation.

The Labour department has visited the unit and handed over a report to state government. The government after going through the report has announced its decision in favour of workers. The government has directed the management to run the unit improper way by giving regular employment to its workers, pointed out Mr. Bhardwaj.[/lang_en]

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