The New Generation Banks and Insurance Staff Association CITU (NGBISA CITU) has intensified the agitation against the anti-labor policies of HDFC Life across 7 districts in Kerala holding protests meets and demonstrations in front of branch and regional offices.
Sumesh Padman, General Secretary, NGBISA CITU said that HDFC Life had unilaterally terminated the services of 13 employees for protesting against the biometric policy of the company which necessitated the sales staff to buy the machine costing Rs 3600 by themselves. The device was to be used by the sales staff to get the thumb impression of customers on signing up for a policy. The company terminated the services of the staff when conciliatory talks were initiated by NGBISA CITU, he added.
During the conciliatory talks on Monday, the HDFC Life management refused to reinstate the terminated employees, Sumesh Padman said. The Association will continue its protests and agitation until the terminated are reinstated, he added. The Association said that it will persist in its demand that the cost of the biometric device has to be borne by the company, Sumesh Padman added.