Textile companies discover a new way to lay off their workers to avoid legal actions against them
Instead of following the legal process of termination, these organizations are asking their employees to tender their resignation letters to avoid the labor court.
As the coronavirus lockdown continues in Pakistan, entire industries have ground to an unexpected halt. Many businesses have responded to this crisis very unfairly by laying off their workers.
Several leading textile companies including the Nishat group and Gul Ahmed have discovered a new way to lay off their workers.Instead of following the legal process of termination, these organizations are asking their employees to tender their resignation letters to avoid the labor court. However, in many cases, employers had already signed such letters from workers before they had recruited them.
Recently, a video went viral on social media, where the worker from the Nishat Group narrated how over 900 employees were laid off without prior notice.
The worker shared his story on Twitter, saying, one day when the company workers proceeded to log off from work by a biometric verification system; the system could not find them. The workers were told that they were no longer employees of the company along with a lie that stated it was they who had resigned.
“We sat there earning billions of rupees for them. Every single day, working hard. Could they not provide us some relief and give us a month’s salary? If the companies were closed, it was still their responsibility to compensate us,” he said in the video.
Hundreds of workers have been fired by NISHAT GROUP, owned by MIAN MANSHA. The richest man and his group making profits in BILLIONS is not willing to PAY for a MONTH to the workers who have given their lives and LABOUR to them for years. DISGUSTING.#BoycottNishatGroup pic.twitter.com/PsCS3KuUga
— Mohsin Abdali (@MohsinAbdali4) April 16, 2020
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