Delhi High Court stayed the illegal termination of 35 multitasking staff employed by Lady Hardinge Medical College
All India Kamgar Union vs Union of India & Anr, W.P. (C) 4834/2020 | Delhi High Court | Status: Pending | |
This Writ Petition is filed in extreme urgency under Article 226 of the Constitution of India for a writ of mandamus or any other appropriate writ, order or direction in the nature of mandamus directing the Respondents to not terminate the services of 35 members of the petitioner union, who are to be illegally terminated from their services by the respondent hospital Lady Hardinge Medical College (LHMC) (Respondent No.2 herein) w.e.f 31.07.2020. In March, 2020 few workers were threatened for termination and their services were temporarily suspended for a few days, however later they joined again. Again in July, 2020, petitioner workmen are being threatened for termination w.e.f 31.07.2020. The petitioner workmen have been working as Multi-Tasking Staffs (MTS) in Lady Hardinge Medical College (LHMC) for quite some time.
While few petitioner workmen joined LHMC back in 2015-16, others joined during the period of 2017-2020 respectively. In March, 2020 few workers were threatened for termination and their services were temporarily suspended for a few days, however later they joined again. The 35 petitioner workmen went to their workplace and were orally informed by the respondent medical college that from now onwards their services are not required and hence they are terminated. The petitioner workmen were asked by the respondent medical college to not report for their duties from the very next date and hence were terminated w.e.f next date. Since then, the terminated workmen have been living without their jobs in such strenuous conditions and are facing financial difficulties. They are not just worried about their present but also about the future of their families in the tough times of a pandemic. The workmen were asked to pay a huge amount of money to the contractors in order to keep their jobs.
The matter is pending before the Hon’ble High Court of Delhi and the Hon’ble court has protected the petitioner workmen till the pendency of the case, wherein the services of the workmen will not be terminated and the contractors would not charge any commission or premium.