Honeywell employees went on hunger strike against the company’s decision to shut its Chennai facility

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Honeywell Chennai facility workers went on hunger strike on Wednesday against the company’s decision to close the unit.- The Hindu

Honeywell is a global Fortune 100 software-industrial company with technologies that help everything from aircraft, buildings, manufacturing plants, supply chains, and workers become more connected to make our world smarter, safer, and more sustainable.

The company employs close to 15,000 people across 50 locations, including Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Gurgaon, Hyderabad, Madurai, Pune and Vadodara.

The company on August 11 decided to close the Chennai facility. It has been 95 days. We are against the closure. But the company is firm on its stance to close, so we went on hunger strike today,” said an employee. He claimed that around 200 jobs (direct/indirect) would be affected.

Honeywell Electrical Devices and Systems India Limited Employees Union — affiliated with the CITU — has been protesting over the closure and seeking intervention from the U.S. Embassy on the issue.

“Honeywell has decided to cease consumer manufacturing operations in Chennai, serving Europe and Middle East markets. This decision will impact less than 0.5% of Honeywell’s Indian employees,” -The Hindu reports.

He also said the company had offered employees a settlement package based on their contributions and the market rates for comparable positions within similar industries, in keeping with Honeywell’s long history in India of good jobs with good pay.

Honeywell is a technology company that provides electronics, control systems, security solutions to various industrial sectors. Honeywell is headquartered in Morris Plains, New Jersey. Darius Adamczyk is the Chairman & CEO of Honeywell. Honeywell’s main competitors are Siemens, Rockwell Automation and United Technologies.

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