Rs 5,500 cr Turnover but Hatsun Dairy Won’t pay Minimum Wages
Hatsun Agro Products (HAP) is the largest private dairy products company in the country. With a massive turnover of Rs 5,500 crore at the end of the 2021 fiscal, HAP reported a massive 25% increase in net profit for the second quarter as against the same period in the previous year. Hatsun’s products, like Arun Icecreams, Arokya Milk, Hatsun Curd and Ibaco Ice creams, are household names in the southern states and Maharashtra, making its founder RG Chandramogan one of the top five richest men in Tamil Nadu. However, HAP’s 10,000 permanent and 22,000 contractual employees in Tamil Nadu complain of forced resignations and transfers, underpayment and overwork, and inhuman treatment by superiors. HAP employees are on strike for more than 50 days over the management’s refusal to recognise their union.
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