Workers’ 2-month trouble ends in India plane maker after wage deal

Photo: India’s Hindustan Aeronautics Limited management and workers exchange the wage revision settlement agreement after signing it in Bengaluru on Dec. 10.

Bengaluru: India’s lone aircraft manufacturer, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), today announced the final settlement of its nearly two-month-old workers’ trouble at all its plants across the nation over wage revision.

In a statement, HAL said its management and the workforce entered into an agreement to settle the wage revision-related dispute that had festered for a while adversely impacting production of critical military equipment for the armed forces.

To read the earlier reports on the wage revision dispute, click here, here and here.

The management and the workers’ unions signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the HAL Corporate Office here yesterday. The MoU envisages revision of wage structure with effect from Jan. 1, 2017, apart from improvement the productivity of all its establishments and other related matters.

As part of the wage revision, the HAL management has offered fitment benefit at the rate of 12 per cent, and perks and allowances under cafeteria system at the rate of 25 per cent for workmen in Scales 1 to 10 and 22 per cent for workmen in special scale of the revised Basic Pay effective from Jan. 1, 2017, besides other benefits.

Upon ratification of the Board of Directors, a tripartite settlement before the labour authorities will be executed at different locations of the company before notifying the revised wage structure, the statement said.

Photo: HAL’s workers’ wage revision settlement announcement made today.

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