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Old 24th March 2014, 18:53   #31
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Toyota Kirloskar Motor Official Statement on Lockout Issue- 24th March 2014

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We will keep our shifts running and the plants will be open for team members to join duty on the condition that they would sign the simple good conduct undertaking.

The company will welcome any steps that the Government of Karnataka can take to resolve the matter at the earliest.
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The latest issue is that the wages hike being demanded by the workers is 4K but the management is stern for 3K.

They are asking workers to join the duty but for signing a good conduct paper and I guess the management has suspended workers for bad conduct.

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The plot thickens - News report that Toyota hires contract workers to resume production.

http://www.business-standard.com/art...2500465_1.html
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The plot thickens - News report that Toyota hires contract workers to resume production.

http://www.business-standard.com/art...2500465_1.html
Looks like the engineers and supervisors are now making the cars

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Toyota Kirloskar Motor Statement regarding recruitment of contract workers and apprentices

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It’s absolutely untrue that Toyota is running its plants using 1000 contract workers and 2000 apprentices. We have started limited plant operations with the help of non unionized team members, of whom majority are supervisors and engineers.
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Looks like the engineers and supervisors are now making the cars
Expect the build quality yo be better now as the bosses build cars.

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Ford is not far behind in having a lockout at its manufacturing unit too. Look at the article where the workers are frustrated due to lowering of their incentives for the year when production was higher than last year!

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Workers have expressed their unhappiness through silent protests by not utilizing the company’s facilities such as transportation. They are upset over a 10 per cent cut in incentives .

However, there has not been any fall in production of vehicles at the Chennai plant, even though the domestic market is sluggish, Ford has been exporting its models, particularly the compact SUV EcoSport in big numbers, to take advantage of currency depreciation.

The company also said it had a valid and well-functioning employee participation forum with whom it enjoyed a strong relationship, and preferred to have those discussions within the company.
http://www.thehindu.com/business/Ind...cle5831638.ece

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Here is an interesting look into Japanese ways of doing business : http://goo.gl/D7Hfq2
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A very nice article from economictimes on the labour unrest with japanese manufactures

http://m.economictimes.com/news/news...w/32746066.cms
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Seemingly a reasonable amount of production has started. I heard from the dealer that the Fortuner that I booked has been dispatched this morning
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Seemingly a reasonable amount of production has started. I heard from the dealer that the Fortuner that I booked has been dispatched this morning
all put together by supervisors and engineers no less. Should be one rock-solid fortuner. Congrats !
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all put together by supervisors and engineers no less. Should be one rock-solid fortuner. Congrats !
Thanks!! I am excited to receive it soon.
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Seemingly a reasonable amount of production has started. I heard from the dealer that the Fortuner that I booked has been dispatched this morning
I don't know if this is the correct place to ask this question but is your Fortuner with the new interiors? Can you please post pics when you see the vehicle in person?
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Toyota workers switch to relay hunger strike

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A day after over a dozen workers on hunger strike were hospitalised following reports of deteriorating health and doctors’ advise against continuing with the indefinite fast, agitating workers at the Toyota Kirloskar Motors (TKM) plants in Bidadi have called off the indefinite hunger strike.

Instead, they have opted for a relay hunger strike from Tuesday in the interests of the workers’ health and safety.
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Any updates from the factory? The dealer stated it was not close to any resolution. Waiting lists seem to be long and there are no offers or discounts.
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Any updates from the factory? The dealer stated it was not close to any resolution. Waiting lists seem to be long and there are no offers or discounts.
Looks like the Karnataka Govt. has intervened now:
Karnataka government asks Toyota management, union to restore normalcy
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