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Old 20th May 2009, 16:20   #16
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ET carried an article on this strike.
Frankly my own take is that these types of behaviour are largely politically motivated by some wannabe local hero.
Companies which have the track record and pedigree of Mahindra etc, need to remain strong and stick to the "no work- no pay" policy.
The workers, are naturally motivated by their own survival instinct and will realize that "politically motivated" strikes only cause further harm to themselves.
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Btw, I guess the strike at M&M factory has ended yesterday and they have resumed their work.
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Yesterday 19th May, the M& M strike was called off by the workers union at the Nashik plant.It was due to the Chief Security Officer having a tete-a-tete with an union leader.
Now expect the Xylos, Logans, Scorpios and Boleros ( all made at the Nashik plant) to roll out and land into the showrooms and then with the keys handed over, onto the roads.
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Mahindra has faced flash strikes before, notably at its Igatpuri Engine manufacturing plant. But this one at Nasik is going to hurt them more considering all their important models like the Bolero, Scorpio, Xylo and the Logan are manufactured here. Which brings me to the question - Is it reasonable enough to put all your eggs in one basket ?
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Red face Re: Worker agitation at Hyundai and M&M interrupts production.

M&M Nashik plant woes resurface again after the workers went on a strike due to the suspension of union secretary. The facility which manufactures Xylo, Scorpio, Quanto & Verito will see hit in daily productions till the issue is resolved. More details in the links.

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/...w/18840763.cms

http://www.dnaindia.com/money/report...tinues_1808080

Mods: Could not find Mahindra related specific thread, hence updating this one. Pls move if inappropriate.
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Koreans have lost their "Heads". They think if they threaten us "The Indians" then we will respond to them immediately. I think the Koreans should be reminded that the Korean Cars have succeeded only in INDIAN market compared to others. Hyundai doesn't have the market presence as it has in India compared to the Global Market. Hyundai needs us, We don't need Hyundai. If the factory employees have issues, there must be an genuine issue. Hyundai never had union in India for quiet some time. But internal resources say the Korean Management of Hyundai have become arrogant and are misbehaving with their employees. Employees in the fear of loosing job and the salary are forced not to react and express their dissatisfaction to the world. Let good sense prevail in their mindset and not take us for granted.
While the point about respecting our culture and not taking us for granted is well appreciated. Felt it prudent to point out that.

Hyundai is the 4th largest Automobile group in the world right now after GM, VW & Toyota and that to make it simple puts them well ahead of Ford, Suzuki & Honda, besides all Indian Manufacturers.

Yep they do well here but then their cars in terms of quality, pricing, brand and specifications are all the best fit out here in India, even more so than say Suzuki which has the first mover advantage.
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While the point about respecting our culture and not taking us for granted is well appreciated. Felt it prudent to point out that.

Hyundai is the 4th largest Automobile group in the world right now after GM, VW & Toyota and that to make it simple puts them well ahead of Ford, Suzuki & Honda, besides all Indian Manufacturers.

Yep they do well here but then their cars in terms of quality, pricing, brand and specifications are all the best fit out here in India, even more so than say Suzuki which has the first mover advantage.
My full points to you ACM. All said and done,Hyundai is on the top among all South Korean cars.
If one sees the Top 20 US car sales, the Hyundai Elantra and Sonata feature therein. So also in the Australian Top 20 car sales list, these two cars get featured.
The Santa Fe is also a success in the Western markets and so also the Verna.
Hyundai has achieved this status with its top class quality control and customer friendly ways at their showrooms. In fact, the US market is the toughest to crack amongst all. The first lot of Hyundai Pony's shipped in 1986 to the US, got a very cold reception and the Korean cars were labelled as cheap and unreliable with the Asian tag.
Hyundai has totally changed the perception of Western buyers. The cars are now labelled as value for money with a lots of goodies packed in for less price, with the RELIABLE tag.
I would not like to comment on the Trade Union and the Hyundai India management's tactics, as I am not competent to do so without much facts now.

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