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Bombardier sets July 17 deadline for striking staff

Bombardier Transportation has set a deadline for its 120-odd striking employees to join work by July 17 at the Savli plant near Vadodara

Bombardier Transportation has set a deadline for its 120-odd striking employees to join work by July 17 at the Savli plant near Vadodara,failing which their services might be terminated.

“Bombardier is appealing to its employees to resume work on or before July 17,2013 failing which the company is rightful and constrained to take any disciplinary action including terminating their services through an applicable legal process and hire replacements for smooth conduct of its business activities,” a company statement said.

The striking employees have not resumed work despite the state government declaring the strike illegal and the local court having issued an injunction on any kind of protest within 300 metres periphery of the plant and Vadodara offices. The company’s statement came soon after 91 striking employees were arrested by Gotri police on Thursday for protesting,without prior permission,outside the company’s city office.

Bombardier said it was open to accepting the workers’ demands that included formation of a committee of employees and adopting a softer approach on the 50-odd employees facing disciplinary action. So far,around 20 striking employees have joined work. The rest claim the company was not ready to accept their demands.