All Nepal Auto Mechanics Workers' Association unit at GO Ford Autocare has shut down the service centre of Ford vehicles in Shyambhu asking the management for 100 per cent pay and perks hike.
"The UCPN-Maoist affiliated unit of the mechanics association has locked the autocare centre since March 18, though they have been on strike from March 11," said the management that has also locked the autocare centre since yesterday.
"We want the union to start work and sit for talks," the management said, adding that the union had put forth its 21-point demand on March 9. Last year, on February 13, too the union went on strike forwarding 11-point demand, but both the union and management settled the issue through talks agreeing that there will be no strike for another two years.
But the union went on strike in a year, the management accused. The union has also started disturbing the Go Ford Automobiles in Thapathali from March 21.The trade union affiliated to UCPN-Maoist has demanded 100 per cent salary and allowance hike, and 10 per cent bonus, which according to the management is hard to fulfill.
The management also claimed that the union itself is registered under a wrong company. The GO Ford Autocare in Shyambhu and GO Ford Automobiles in Thapathali are separate companies, according to the management. "The union of GO Ford Autocare in Shyambhu has been registered under GO Ford Automobiles in Thapathali."
GO Automobiles (GO Ford) is the automotive division — that is administrative centre — of Golchha Organisation, whereas the GO Ford Autocare is the service centre that employees around 65 workers.