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The Supreme Court asked factory owners and other private industrial establishments to negotiate terms and enter into settlements with their workers on the payment of wages during the lockdown period.
- The court urged employers and employees to sort out their differences and resume work in a congenial atmosphere.
- The court asked employers to allow their workers to resume their jobs, this is without prejudice to the rights of the employees regarding unpaid wages for these 54 days. It said that employers whose factories had continued to work during the lockdown may also enter into talks.
- With this, the court continued its existing order that no coercive action should be taken against private factory/industry owners who were unable to pay wages to workers during the lockdown.
-Source: The Hindu