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Old 31st October 2011, 13:50   #211
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Swift reinstates still being the King of B segment.


"Maruti Suzuki said it lost a mere 2% of bookings for its Swift model to rival companies. The 2% share includes other models in the Maruti portfolio such as the Ritz and Dzire. Production of the new Swift has been troubled by repeated worker strikes at the manufacturing plant. On the day of its launch, about 50,000 people had already made their bookings mounting pressure on the production lines right from Day 1. The current booking number stands at around 1 lakh."

Maruti lost less than 2% of Swift bookings to rivals
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Look at the outcome of this episode!

Business Line : Companies News : Maruti Suzuki sales hit slow lane in Oct

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The country’s largest car-maker Maruti Suzuki India today reported a 53.25 per cent fall in sales in October to 55,595 units due to labour unrest at its Manesar plant, which severely affected production.
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New Development!

The key faces behind the recent labour unrest at Maruti Suzuki that cost India's largest carmaker Rs 1,600 crore in lost revenues have quietly resigned from the company, pocketing payouts worth several lakh and leaving their one-time comrades both dazed and angry.

30 suspended workers at Maruti's Manesar plant, including their two leaders Sonu Gujjar and Shiv Kumar, had quit the company, taking home amounts ranging between Rs 16 lakh and Rs 40 lakh each.

Maruti strike: Trade union leader Sonu Gujjar quits with Rs 40 lakh payout - The Economic Times

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It seems that the leaders betrayed the men who believed them which in my opinion have only one word absolute pathetic.
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Let's not jump to conclusions, esp. not on the basis of media reports who have not even done basic research during the deadlock period.

Think about the tremendous pressure these guys would have been facing. Who knows what kind of threats these guys and their families were living under. Remember even the Government of Haryana had turned desperate after Central Govt. reprimanded them.

Further considering that remaining 28 people have also received approx 16 Lakhs severance package, they haven't made a large sum. These folks will never be able to work for any other automobile company, so they have to chalk out a new career. Further they can't even work in Manesar-Gurgaon belt, so must have to relocate.

I am not glorifying their actions, but I am saying let's not form an opinion based on just one report, esp. when it's from a media house supposed to be close to the people in power.

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After reading a report by tehelka, i thought these leaders would fight for the workers rights till the end. Surprising that they quit with huge pay-out's.

while one cannot deny that they would've been threatened by Maruti or the Haryana government, buckling under the pressure will cause them more harm than good.

After what was almost a 2 month strike, neither the company, nor the workers benefited. It only led to Maruti losing out on crucial festival month sale, workers on their pay and customers (esp Swift) having to bear insane waiting periods for their cars. Makes one sit and wonder why did the workers even go on a strike!?
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Probably the one positive that came out from this long episode was the decision to decentralize part of the production capacity and have a new setup in Gujrat. This would equip the company to face similar situations i.e. if they arise again in future.

The disruption came at a crucial time during the festival season when sales are usually expected to soar. Hope MS makes up as much as possible and comes back strong with the SWIFT.
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My inlaws had booked a Swift Dzire ZDi in the month of September which was expected to be delivered sometime in Jan 2012. Yesterday, a communication was sent by the dealer stating that it would be delayed due to unavoidable circumstances. So one doesnt know when to expect the car at home now.
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After reading a report by tehelka, i thought these leaders would fight for the workers rights till the end. Surprising that they quit with huge pay-out's.
Just to play the devil's advocate: Maybe the deal was that the leaders would leave the company in return for Maruti taking back all the other (64 permanent + 1200 casual) workers.

The incident does not show the leaders in a good light - nor does it show Maruti in good light. It shows that Maruti would rather pay off the leaders than address the concerns of the workers. I'm not sure whose action is more damaging - the leaders' or Maruti's.
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Take a look at Maruti strike: Trade union leader Sonu Gujjar quits with Rs 40 lakh payout - The Economic Times

Pure and simple mercenaries.
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A funny end to such a tragic results of the strike.

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Just to play the devil's advocate: Maybe the deal was that the leaders would leave the company in return for Maruti taking back all the other (64 permanent + 1200 casual) workers.
Very much possible.In this scenario its anyone's guess what could've happened. Maruti thought, lets take the leaders out, leave workers crippled and they'll take a few months/years to find a suitable replacement.

Even with this strike Maruti didn't agree to recognise the workers union right ? It was only some govt appointed labour officer or someone to be placed in the factory to address labour issues if any
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Yeah ! Even I read this in the morning .

Imagine the plight of the others who got a pittance of 16 L INR and had to leave because of beleiving in these people.

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Default Re: MSIL factory strike: Workers deliberately sabotaging the quality of cars.

Finally - Gujjar makes a statement - Says that he accepted the money as part of VRS, and that it was a 'sacrifice' so that jobs could be saved and to maintain 'harmony' in Maruti's operations!

Money part of VRS: Ex-Maruti union leader - The Times of India

Although the guy may have his own reasons (Can imagine the plight of a few people fighting a mighty company), its irritating to hear someone speak of 'harmony' - after making the parent company lose 2300 crores in revenue!

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Until corporate laws are implemented strictly these things will continue to flourish. The worker has no rights in our country and either succumbs to the company's tactics or these dual faced so called leaders. In states like WB where these so called unions have become an integrated part of life, there also the actual worker remains poor and is rather getting poorer day by day.

Will this end here? No. They will sit quiet for sometime and I expect this to return and start all over again in a few months if not less. As a company MSIL did the right thing to start operations in Gujrat. That will be the best deterrent to such strikes, labour issues be damned.

Do I see labour reforms coming in soon? NO. In a country where our dear politicians are busy trying to find ways of inventing a new scam and then covering it , where is the time for addressing real issues. If they cannot do anything about the rampant child labour then I doubt they care much about these issues too.

Sorry for the long rant.
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