Chennai: The Employers’ Federation of Southern India has requested the Tamilnadu government to solve the plight of industries in the State.
In a letter to Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami, a copy of which was released to the media, the federation’s president R Srikanth said the employers are facing tremendous difficulty on account of zero production and sales, to pay wages or salaries to employees during the lockdown period for the month of April 2020.
“All employers face a threat of criminal prosecution in the event of non- payment of wages or any other problem to the employee, like contracting COVID,” he said and added that businesses are already facing an extraordinary situation and governments around the world are helping business to stay afloat.
“In such a situation, threat of a criminal prosecution would make it difficult for employers to resurrect their business,” he stated.
“We request the government to kindly consider the extraordinary circumstances, redress the grievance of the employers and help employers to tide over the unprecedented situation,” he said.