Saturday, September 26, 2009

Remembering Roy George VP-HR Pricol


It is with a deep sense regret i have gone through the news of sad and sudden
demise of one of our fellow Members of HRinIndia.

Roy J George died due a labour unrest at Coimbatore-based auto instruments
maker, Pricol, that went haywire on Tuesday. He succumbed to injuries he
sustained after he was assaulted by a section of agitating workers.

Current:Vice President-HR at Pricol Limited

Past:General Manager-HR at SEFORGE LIMITED
Vice president-HR at Isteel
SBU HR Head at Samtel Group

Please go through his illustrious career in the following links

I had the privilege of meeting Roy in Chennai when he was in Satyam Cinemas and
had in fact met him during my visits to chennai.

He is a focused HR professional and has a passion to network with other members
of HR fraternity.

In this hour of great crisis our sympathies are with Roys family members. I
personally miss a professional / personal friend of mine in Chennai.



News Report

Labour unrest at Coimbatore-based auto instruments maker, Pricol, took an ugly turn on Tuesday with the company’s vice-president(human resources) Roy J George succumbing to injuries he sustained after he was allegedly assaulted by a section of agitating workers.

Roy (47) had suffered multiple head injuries after the workers reportedly attacked him with iron rods at the company’s Periyanaickanpalayam unit on Monday. He died at a private hospital on Tuesday. Four staff members were also injured.
Pricol had on Saturday dismissed 42 workers at its Kuniamuthur unit for indiscipline. The company said that capacity utilization slipped to 10% as a group of workers were not allowing others to work.

12 workers held for V-P murder

Labour unrest took a bloody turn when a section of agitating workers killing a Coimbatore-based firm’s vice-president (human resources) Roy J George. "Despite constant warnings and a showcause notice, they (workers) didn’t shape up,’’ Pricol executive director Vanitha Mohan said.

Roy, an alumnus of IIM-Calcutta, was spearheading efforts to bring operations back on track by initiating a dialogue with the agitating labourers. "The workers attacked Roy using iron rods and wooden sticks,’’ Coimbatore SP N Kannan said. The police arrested nine workers from the Periyanaickanpalayam unit and three workers of Chinnamadhampalayam unit.

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