Honda-based Automobile Corporation of Goa Limited (ACGL) workers, who have been facing labour trouble for the last four years, has finally come to an agreement and resolved the long-pending settlement issue with its employer.
According to sources, the matter has resolved after the intervention of the Chief Minister's office. Earlier, some labour leaders had met Chief Minister Pramod Sawant and demanded his intervention in the matter.
It is learned that the union office bearers came to the BBD department at Bhuipal Sattari on Wednesday night and briefed all the workers about the developments in the last three or four days including the pay hike agreement that would be signed on March 8.
Sources said the company will increase the salary by Rs 5,500 for four years from 2018, as well as previous arrears and other benefits. The contract will be for three years. "The agreement will be signed by both the parties on March 8," said Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant told reporters late last night.
ACGL, which has been operating in the Honda Industrial Estate for nearly four decades, has made significant contributions to the development of the area, providing employment opportunities to the people of the area.
However, Back in October last year, a set of employees had resorted to a strike claiming that the company's policies were anti-worker.