Ongole: The employees of the Ongole Milk Producers Company Limited, who opted for voluntary retirement scheme- 2020 organised a protest in front of the dairy, demanding for clearance of the package and arrears immediately while leaving the company, on Friday.
The employees representatives Katuri Srinu, G Narayana Rao, A Chandrasekhar, R Gopi, Ch Rambabu and the president of the milk centre workers M Srinivasa Rao, and others said that as the Ongole Dairy is brought to function under the AMUL Dairy, the management asked the employees to give their consent for voluntary retirement under VRS- 2020 and submit the forms from January 1 to February 28, 2021. The company has displayed the total benefits for individual employees including the VRS package, IR and leave encashment, etc., in the notice board. The employees whose names are listed have submitted the VRS option forms to the Dairy CEO immediately.
The employees’ representatives said that many of them are in very much requirement of the money and hence agreed for the proposal of the company. But the CEO has issued orders of termination of service from January 31, without clearing the dues and benefits. They said that many employees like Vijayalakshmi, whose son is under treatment for long term disease require money immediately and sacrificed her career, but the company has not kept its promise to pay them all emoluments on the last working day.
The workers demanded that the dairy pay the PRC dues from June 2, 2014, to March 31, 2015, DA dues from January 1, 2015, EPF from November 2018, pending salaries from June 2020, surrender leave dues for the last 4 years, leave encashment, increment dues, LIC, credit society dues, IR, gratuity and GIS dues along with the VRS- 2020 package immediately and requested the chairman of the dairy Babu A, to issue necessary orders.