workers' strike continues at bottling plant in Uttaranchal
6 July 2005
Delhi: Workers are continuing their strike at PepsiCo
India's bottling plant in Bajpur, Uttaranchal, which
has an installed capacity of one lakh cases of soft
drink per day. 87 permanent employees at this plant
have been on strike since June 8, protesting the sudden
transfer of seven colleagues.
employees alleged that the management began transferring
employees after they decided to form a union.
company says the transfers are part of their appointment
letter and is also part of the certified standing orders
applicable to all
workers. Transfer of workmen from one plant to any of
the 16 plants has been prevalent and is decided on the
basis of business requirements.
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