Bengaluru sources stated that the workers of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited across its nine units in the country began an indefinite strike on Monday, pressing various demands including wage revision. Meanwhile All india HAL Trade Unions Coordination Committee (AIHALTUCC) had on Sunday announced the indefinite strike after talks with the management ended in failure.
Reportedly the AIHALTUCC chief convener Suryadevara Chandrashekhar told a news agency "We are observing strike in all nine units of HAL all over India, where more than 10,000 employees here are on strike and as a result work has come to a standstill". Furthermore the union leader also said the employees have hit the streets in protest. Meanwhile in a statement, the AIHALTUCC said during the wage revision negotiation meeting, the management had offered 11% fitment benefit and 22% perks for one to 10 Scale and 20% perks for one scale.
Moreover the management told the union representatives that final offer will be given by Chairman and Managing Director provided all the nine unions come to an agreement on fitment benefit and perks and withdrew the indefinite strike. Perhaps the HAL management on Sunday said it had made all out efforts to find an amicable solution and the employees unions of the city-headquartered HAL have served notice at all locations of the Defense PSU to go on the indefinite strike from October 14 with regard to settlement of wage revision effective from January 1, 2017.