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Employee unrest at Vivo plant following unexplained layoffs
HRK News Bureau | New Delhi | Friday, 28 July 2017

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The company denied claims of unexplained layoffs, clarifying that the decision was in line with the business strategy and that they were ensuring a smooth transition for those fired.

The mobile handset manufacturer, Vivo, recently faced employee unrest at its Greater Noida plant following a few layoffs. Over 100 employees reportedly gathered at the plant leading to a minor tussle with the security personnel. The company, however, denied claims of unexplained layoffs, clarifying that the decision was in line with the business strategy and that they were ensuring a smooth transition for those fired.

The Chinese handset manufacturer has reportedly fired about 60 workers recently. Some of the fired employees claimed that they were not given an explanation and were simply told that they were fired, soon after they reported to work this Tuesday. The employees gathered at the plant to show their anger against the management’s decision.

Post the event, the company mentioned in a statement that the layoff of the contractual employees is in line with this business decision and that the company is looking at staffing the right size in various divisions to improve productivity, in line with its continuous growth plans and a strategic review.

The company also claimed in its statement that it has "strictly adhered" to the rules and regulations of the contract, and is taking "all the right measures" to ensure a peaceful transition, considering the best interests of the employees.

Vivo has been aggressively looking at expanding its presence in India, which is the world’s second largest telecom market.

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  • Comment Link Jitendra. P. Badgujar Saturday, 02 September 2017 posted by Jitendra. P. Badgujar

    Total perspective about IR has been changed from orthodox way i.e. IR Professionals had undue involvement / knokking in Union's politics, disciplinary actions, termination, court matters etc. to promoting shop workforces' involvement, engagement, career development, reward & recognition, value proposition in their works etc.

    Even in past IR Professionals were blamed for Labour issues
    and becoming / treated as sandwich between Union-Management. Now Stuation improved. They are called as Change Agent.

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