The Odisha authorities on Thursday introduced the companies of the workers of the Odisha State Cooperative Milk Producers’ Federation (OMFED) below the provisions of Odisha Important Providers (Upkeep) Modification Act 2020 thereby prohibiting them from happening any strike for six months.
As per the order of the State Dwelling Division, staff working with the OMFED together with contractual staff, outsourced employees and labourers in companies, engagements related with milk procurement, milk processing crops, safety companies, transportation, distribution, retailing, different advertising provide chains can not go on strikes within the type of cessation of labor, obstruction of labor or unauthorised absence from work.
The Dwelling division mentioned the choice has been taken within the curiosity of public to make sure that assortment, processing, distribution and sale of milk/dairy merchandise within the State just isn’t affected/disrupted.
As per Part 2 (b) of the Odisha Important Providers (Upkeep) Act, 1988 “strike” means the cessation of labor by a physique of individuals employed/engaged in any important service performing together or a concerted refusal or a refusal below a standard understanding of any variety of individuals who’re or have been so employed/ engaged to proceed to work or to just accept employment and contains unauthorized absence from obligation in pursuance of a standard understanding among the many individuals who unauthorizedly abstain themselves from obligation or below the path of every other individual or individuals.
“Now, subsequently, in train of the facility conferred by sub-clause (ix) of clause (a) of Part 2 of the Odisha Important Providers (Upkeep) Modification Act, 2020 (Odisha Act 1 of 2021), the State Authorities do hereby declare the above companies as ‘Important Service’ for the aim of the mentioned Act and in train of the facility conferred by sub-section (1) of Part 3 of the Odisha Important Providers (Upkeep) Act, 1988 ( Odisha Act 9 of 1992) do hereby prohibit strikes within the aforesaid companies,” the directive by the federal government said.
The order shall stay in pressure for a interval of six months with impact from the date of difficulty, it added.