Strike at Maruti’s Manesar Plant Called Off
The 13-day strike at the country’s largest car maker Maruti Suzuki India’s (MSI) Manesar plant in Gurgaon was called off late on Thursday night following a deal brokered by Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda between the workers and the management.
As part of the deal, MSI will reinstate all the sacked 11 workers and take a lenient approach on enforcing no-work-no-pay rule of eight day’s salary cut for every single day of the strike.
|Strike at Maruti’s Manesar plant called off|
On the other hand, the worker’s have conceded to the management’s demand of not allowing the formation of a second union in the company.
“Agreement has been signed and workers have decided to call off the strike. They will resume work from tomorrow”, Haryana Labour Secretary Sarban Singh said.
He said the company has decided to reinstate all the 11 sacked employees and a disciplinary inquiry will be initiated against them.
On June 4, the workers went on a strike demanding recognition of a new union, Maruti Suzuki Employees Union (MSEU), formed by those working at the Manesar plant.
Currently, the company has one recognised union — Maruti Udyog Kamgar Union which is dominated by workers at the Gurgaon plant.
Retaining the contract labourers for the two upcoming new units inside the Manesar complex was another demand.