Kerala General Education and Labor Minister V Sivankutty has promised edtech workers at Byju’s as well as Prathidhwani, a social organization of IT workers, that he will look into “labour issues” at the company’s development center in Technopark. here.

Staff representatives expressed their concern over the announcement of the center’s shutdown without prior notice. More than 170 employees work in the Technopark center, which started operating three years ago. Employees claim that management is forcing them to submit documents.

One-time settlement

Prathidhwani received complaints from more than 150 employees and sought the minister’s help to reach an amicable and dignified settlement with the management along with a revised exit policy. The policy shall include provisions for the payment of compensatory benefits, including payment of wages for October 2022 on November 1; one-time salary calculation for the next three months from November 2022 to January 31, 2023; encashment of all earned vacations; and a full calculation of variable pay depending on each employee.

The Minister assured the delegation that the Ministry of Labor will look into this issue.

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