Lockout at Birla Tyres’ Balasore unit

Kolkata, July 16 (IANS) B.K. Birla group company Kesoram Industries Friday said it has been forced to declare a lockout at the Birla Tyres plant at Balasore in Orissa.

‘Kesoram Industries Ltd has informed Bombay Stock Exchange that the workmen of Birla Tyres Section at Balasore in Orissa, a unit of the company, have resorted to an illegal strike from ‘A’ shift of July 15, 2010,’ the company said.

‘In spite of advice of the District Administration and the Labour Department of Orissa, they are forcibly squatting inside the factory premises of the said Section in an illegal manner,’ it said.

‘In view of the above, the management is forced to declare a lock out at the said Section with effect from ‘B’ shift -14.00 hrs. on July 16, 2010.’

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