These past 50 days have been tumultuous to say the least.
From Jan 28th, when the entire staff entered the Club office and created a ruckus, the status Quo changes on a daily basis.
With the demands of the Union remaining strident, your Commitee has been steadfast in its approach.
What is just and reasonable will be accepted, what monies need to be paid out as per any prior agreement or 12 (3) settlement, will be paid out. This much has been reassured to the Unions and before the Conciliation Officer and Labour Commisioner, in the several meetings that have been held.
However, some elements of the staff have chosen to heap invective against the Committee and all members of this august institution and intimidate other working staff, in their dharna’s , protests and YouTube videos.
Under these circumstances, the GC is of the firm view that any negotiations conducted must yield favourable outcomes to the Club and its members, especially on the discipline front, for which there will be no compromise.
We have appealed time and again to the Unions to conduct themselves in an orderly fashion and the Additional Labour Commisoner , herself has directed the Unions to act in a manner that will lead to a speedy resolution, which is what the GC wants.
Please rest assured that we are making every effort to bring our staff back to work and establish a rapport with the Union and its leaders which we hope will stand the test of time. We look forward to communicating glad tidings to all of you very soon.
Madras Gymkhana Club