Monday, 29 August 2011

Extra police deployed at Maruti’s Manesar Unit - Video

Maruti has deployed around 250-300 police officers at its Manesar unit late on Sunday evening. We fear a lock out by the company on Monday,” said Shiv Kumar, secretary with MSEU”

The company management decided to make the workers sign the bond after suspending 10 workers, while five were dismissed, and another 6 trainees have been discontinued from services. This is the third production stoppage in three months at the factory at Manesar in the northern state of Haryana.

The plant is likely to be severely affected with the company on Monday enforcing workers to sign a 'good conduct bond' before entering the factory following alleged quality issues that arose last week.

"The company is asking its workers to sign a good conduct bond before entering the factory. Whosoever does not sign, will not be allowed to get inside the factory premises and work, and hence would be deemed to be on strike," a source in the management said. However, when contacted, Shiv Kumar, who had led the workers during the strike in June, said, "The management is forcing us to sign an undertaking that we will not indulge in any union-related activities under the influence from outside following the rejection of our application to form a union at the plant by the Haryana government."

"On August 24, 1,230 cars were planned to be produced, but only 437 were assembled. Out of which, just 96 cars could pass quality check," the source said.

Earlier in June, a 13-day strike demanding recognition of a new union -- Maruti Suzuki Employees Union  -- at the Manesar plant crippled the production with the company losing 12,600 cars, which were valued at about Rs 630 crore.


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