WILMINGTON, MA — Wilmington Community Television Executive Director Shaun Neville recently interviewed State Representative Candidate Mark Kratman (D-Tewksbury) as part of WCTV’s 2018 Candidate Conversations series.Kratman answers the following questions:Why are you in this race?Discuss your decision to enter the race after State Rep. Miceli’s sudden passing, just days before the filing deadline.Describe your background, what you bring to the table, and how long you’ve lived in the area.What binds the towns of Tewksbury and Wilmington, and their people, together?Why are you the best candidate to represent this district?Tell us about your campaign thus far. What have you been up to? What will you be doing leading up to Election Day to get your word out?Watch the 16-minute interview, courtesy of Wilmington Community Television, below:—Video Playerhttps://objects-us-west-1.dream.io/wilmington/8/e/c/d/a/b/8ecdabe7-fada-464a-a389-3104bdca60381532087566.580%2B36870265.624%40castus4-wilmington%2B15320902451532087784112994.vod.720p.Candidate%20Conversations_%20State%20Rep%20-%20Mark%20Kratman%20.mp400:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.—Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedDEBATE HIGHLIGHT: Most Democratic Candidates Not Ready To Pledge To Support Their Party’s Nominee In General ElectionIn “Government”STATE REP RACE: Candidate Pina Prinzivalli Discusses Her Campaign For State Rep With WCTVIn “Government”STATE REP RACE: Candidate Erin Buckley Discusses Her Campaign For State Rep With WCTVIn “Videos”
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), on Tuesday, revoked the termination order issued to a female employee on the grounds of pregnancy, terming the move as an exceptional case.The counsel for TCS submitted to the Chennai High Court, the decision to revoke the termination “in line with the practice of exempting employees, who are pregnant, from being relieved from the company.” A man walks out of the office of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) in Mumbai, IndiaReutersWith the case closed, the IT major issued a statement that read, “Ms. Sasi Rekha has stated in the Affidavit before the Madras High Court that she is pregnant. This fact was not made known to TCS by Miss Sasi Rekha during the exit process. Considering this statement made by her in the Affidavit before the Madras High Court, TCS, while disputing that the employees are workmen within the industrial disputes act, decided to revoke the letter relieving Miss Sasi Rekha, as an exceptional case, in line with its practice of not relieving any employees during pregnancy. This fact was brought to the knowledge of the Court and recording the same the Court has dismissed the writ petition as infructuous.”After the proceedings, Sasi Rekha’s counsel – Ramapriya Gopalakrishnan – said that since the employee was pregnant at the time of termination, the spirit of Section 12 of the Maternity Benefits Act automatically applies to the employee, reported Economic Times.The section stipulates that a pregnant woman cannot be dismissed during her pregnancy.In a separate instance, a male employee of India’s largest software company has taken the legal route, alleging unfair termination. The Chennai High Court will hear the case on Wednesday. TCS’ legal team has submitted its counter to the case on Tuesday afternoon.TCS also reaffirmed that it was not cutting jobs in the thousands, as claimed by the media and other internet-based entities. Still, the rumour gained strength and resulted in trade unions and other fringe groups targetting the nation’s largest private employer.TCS scrip was trading at 2,493.00, down by 7.45 or 0.30% at 11:18 AM.