KESC and its Sacked-Rehired Employees - May 10, 2011

KESC had sacked around 4500 of its non-core workers through an order on January 19, 2011. However, it had to reinstate these workers in less than a week (January 24, 2011) when the Political Parties (PPP, MQM) intervened in the matter.

KESC had sacked around 4500 of its non-core workers through an order on January 19, 2011. However, it had to reinstate these workers in less than a week (January 24, 2011) when the Political Parties (PPP, MQM) intervened in the matter and forced the KESC management to withdraw its retrenchment orders. (http://tribune.com.pk/story/108083/kesc-workers-win-battle-for-re-instatement/)

Now KESC has complained that these rehired employees are causing blackouts in Karachi. The KESC management has blamed some outsiders for this organized unrest at the firm where workers are again on a hunger strike when management has announced the second golden handshake scheme. KESC claims that these workers and Collective Bargaining Agent (Trade Union) is causing the blackout in Karachi by switching off sub-stations and thereby resorting to sabotaging activities. On the other hand, union has denied these allegations and has rather claimed that management is trying to isolate these rehired workers by not assigning them proper duties. Workers also alleged that they have been placed by KESC management in surplus pool, without active duties and proper assignment of positions, while the management has hired around 6000 workers from third-party contractors.

Source:

Sacked and rehired : Protesters causing blackouts: KESC

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