MeECL workers threaten to stage sit-in demonstration if Corporation fails to release their salary

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SHILLONG, APR 20: Employees of the Meghalaya Energy Corporation Limited (MeECL) has threatened to resort to sit-in-demonstration if the management fails to release the salary for the month of March by Friday.

The decision was taken at an emergency meeting of the Coordination Committee of Registered MeECL (Employees) Associations and Unions (CCORMAU) here on Thursday.

“The following resolution were adopted unanimously that salary for the month of March 2023 be released latest by tomorrow April 21, failing which the employees shall be forced to go for democratic sit-in-demonstration on the next working day in the respective offices,” CCORMAU president PK Shullet said in a letter to the Chairman cum Managing Director of MeECL Sanjay Goyal.

He said the committee also demands that salary for the subsequent months be released in accordance with the Code on Wages, 2019, failing which there shall be democratic sit-in demonstrations on the next working day.

Shullet also referred to Sec 17 Liv of the Code on Wages, 2019, which stipulates that “The employer shall pay or cause to be paid wages to the employees, engaged on “…..monthly basis, before the expiry of the seventh day of the succeeding month.”

He further reminded that numerous correspondences had been made to the CMD, requesting for timely disbursement of salaries and in this regard, a memorandum dated January 9, 2023, had also been submitted to him.

“However, it is regrettable to say that in spite of our repeated pleas, there has been habitual delay and the salary of March 2023 is yet to be released,” he said.

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