The retrenched employees of Hindustan Motors/Hindustan Motor Finance Corporation Ltd and their family users are waiting around for a choice on their future from the DMK government headed by Chief Minister M.K. Stalin.
It has been above a 7 days because they wound up their indefinite sit-in protest at the Tiruvallur District Collectorate demanding back their land or a career in PCA Vehicles India Private Ltd.
Car maker PCA Vehicles situated in Tiruvallur is a joint enterprise concerning world wide automotive maker Stellantis Group and India’s C.K. Birla team.
Hindustan Motors Ltd/Hindustan Motor Finance belonged to the C.K. Birla team.
“We experienced stopped our protest on the assurance given by the Collector that our problem would be sorted out this 7 days. But no development has been made,” E. Srinivasan, Secretary of the Hindustan Motors Land Providing Farmers Progressive Association, explained to IANS.
He also explained the CPI leaders have certain them that they will get up the problem with the Chief Minister for a resolution.
On Oct one, the retrenched employees and their family users commenced their indefinite sit-in strike.
The protest was flagged off by CPI MP K. Subbarayan and was wound up late that evening.
According to a employee, the state government did not want a protest on the day of Gandhi Jayanti –Oct 2.
The employees have been previously employed by Hindustan Motors Ltd/Hindustan Motor Finance Corporation at its Tiruvallur car plant rolling out Japanese Mitsubishi Motors Corporation’s designs like Lancer, Pajero and also under agreement producing deal for Isuzu Motors MU seven design.
Afterwards about one hundred seventy five long-lasting employees and above a hundred and fifty agreement employees have been retrenched by Hindustan Motor Finance Corporation and the plant was transferred to PCA Vehicles.
“We have been retrenched inspite of an settlement signed concerning the two joint enterprise associates that the employees will be absorbed by PCA Vehicles,” H. Ismail, a single of the retrenched employees whose grandfather’s land was acquired by Hindustan Motors in 1968 experienced explained to IANS.
“Dependent on this Personnel Transfer Arrangement, Hindustan Motor Finance Corporation received authorization from the Tamil Nadu government to transfer the plant and other belongings to PCA Vehicles. Article transfer of belongings, the employees — long-lasting and on agreement — have been despatched out,” Srinivasan explained.
According to Srinivasan, Hindustan Motors acquired about 356 acres of agricultural land in 1968 at Tiruvallur for its earthmoving products division.
At first Hindustan Motors purchased the land instantly from the proprietors. But it was not equipped to get the extent it wanted and sought the District Collector’s aid. Afterwards the firm deposited the land expense with the government treasury and the government transferred the land to the firm, Srinivasan explained.
At that stage of time, the District Collector experienced certain that the land proprietors will be employed by the firm at its earthmoving products plant.
Nonetheless, the landowners have been not given work as promised previously and following protest, Hindustan Motors employed 82 persons — typically the grandsons of the landowners — in the eighties.
“Following a decade of protests a different batch of 82 employees have been hired as trainees in 1997,” Srinivasan explained.
Srinivasan and Ismail explained Hindustan Motors confirmed the trainee employees only following ten yrs.
Hindustan Motors hived off a sizable portion of the land for its car plant to roll out Mitsubishi Motors Corporation’s designs like Lancer, Pajero.
And some employees of the Hindustan Motors’ earthmoving products division have been transferred to the car plant.
Some yrs later, the Indian firm transferred the plant to Hindustan Finance Corporation and then to PCA Vehicles whilst sending out long-lasting and agreement employees.
Hindustan Motors sold its earthmoving products division (that made dumpers, loaders and other folks) to Caterpillar, US.
Barring the 22 employees whose grandfathers experienced given their land to the manufacturing unit and some other folks, the the vast majority of the long-lasting employees experienced agreed to get lump sum payment from Hindustan Motor Finance Corporation.
“The firm experienced deposited the lump sum in our financial institution accounts with out our consent. We wrote to the firm, Tamil Nadu government and also to PCA Vehicles stressing our demand for employment and the quantity deposited would be handled as our every month wages,” Srinivasan experienced explained.
According to Srinivasan, the PCA Vehicles plant has about one hundred ninety acres of land of which about a hundred and fifty acres are vacant.
“We want our land back so that we can do farming and take care of our people,” Srinivasan explained.
“Our land is there. The previous operator — C.K. Birla team and new operator Stellantis Group — are also there. The car plant is also rolling out Citroen manufacturer vehicles. Only we are not there. This is not just,” Ismail and Srinivasan experienced explained.