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Cooper Engineering Expands

November 12, 1966 ... Since the very inception of the project, regular attendance and other service records of these categories of workmen have not been kept, as it were, with a view to depriving these employees of their retrenchment benefits". Nor have things improved very much recently. The Second Five-Year Plan stated: "The manner of administration of industrial relations in public enterprises is of great importance for the success of the undertaking and for the fulfilment of the aspirations of labour. Any attempt, there, fore, on the part of public employer to avoid the responsibility of an employer on the ground that he is not working for profit, has to be discouraged. Managements of public undertakings should not normally seek exemptions from labour laws or ask for other concessions not available to the private sector". Clearly, this exhortation fell on deaf ears as far as Hindustan Antibiotics, and other companies like it, were concerned.

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