Mail News Service
Jamshedpur, March 28: A fracas broke out between Timken Company management and the union members led by their deputy president in protest against utilizing the services of senior technicians, technicians and engineers in leveling land outside the company�s boundary as a part of an expansion program. According to reports the employees were pressurized by the management into taking up the job being done by a contractor at a cost of Rs 300 crore.
These permanent employees of the company, in the process of shutdown and expansion program, were forced to do the job without even being provided safety measures. They did the work for some time but when some of the employees found a huge snake and scared, refused to continue the ground leveling work. They had vociferous arguments with the union people including the afore mentioned employees and union staff.
Later the Timken management, sensing trouble, invited the union members for talks but the latter refused. They said that they would directly interact with the Plant Head to resolve the issue.
Meanwhile, an employee, Srikant Dutta, fainted while working. He was given first aid.
However, the management did not hold talks with the union.