India’s HAL settles wage dispute with workers

13 December 2019

India's Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has settled a long-standing wage dispute with employees in a bid to avert future additional work strikes.

State-owned HAL said on 11 December that the company's management has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with trade unions representing its workers to "settle the wage revision".

HAL said that through the MOU it will revise its existing wage structure. The wage revision will include an increase in basic pay as well as additional "benefits and perks", it said.

In mid-October more than one-third of HAL's approximate 28,000 employees downed tools in protest over low wages. The strike was later ruled unlawful by the high court in the state of Karnataka, where HAL's head office is located.

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