Greater Noida industries blame (To go with Head of Italian subsidiary beaten to death)

September 23rd, 2008 - 2:38 am ICT by IANS  

Greater Noida, Sep 23 (IANS) As a mob of retrenched employees created mayhem in the factory of Cerlikon-Graziano Transmission India, a subsidiary of an Italian firm, and killed its managing director Monday, industry representatives here said police had failed in maintaining law and order.”The district police have never provided industries a safe environment crucial for their existence. The law and order situation here was worse but many foreign firms set up their plants in Greater Noida on the Indian government’s assurances,” said Aditya Kumar, vice president of the Association of Greater Noida Industries (AGNI).

“Most factories here started recruiting outside workers and stopped taking locals because of their over-indulgence in union activities. All big firms are now cautious about their recruitment process,” he said.

Over 10 factories here have fallen prey to striking trade unions, according to industry observers.

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