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Old 16th June 2011, 12:56   #31
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An update to the strike, now 2 Lakh workers will go on hunger strike. The production of SX4, Dzire, Swift is completely stopped.

Maruti woes: 2 lakh staff to go on hunger strike on Jun 17 - Moneycontrol.com -

Have any who have booked either of the above cars given any delivery deadline?
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The 13 day strike as a majority of us have read or seen in the media, has been called off after a truce was reached between the management and workers. The finer details of the agreement reached are not made public, but the major decisions agreed upon are:
- Reinstatement of the 11 dismissed workers, who will be however be subject to a departmental inquiry.
-The company has agreed for the constitution of a new union for the Manesar plant. -The workers who participated in the strike will not get paid for the period they did not report for duties- the curt no work no pay logic applies !
Maruti lost a whopping Rs 380 crores for the estimated 12,600 cars that could not be produced.
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So MSIL did blink first thanks to the 380 crore loss. The workers stir gained momentum when the entrie Manesar belt factories worker threatened to join which would have crippled the entire belt. I suppose thsi does not send wrong signals to the workers.

I suppose MSIL would be looking to make up for the lost time by increasing the work shifts. Would the customers whose deliveries were delayed for no reason of theirs be compensated by either MSIL or the dealers?
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Good to know that MSIL is back on track.

I was wondering, why is it that automative giants face the brunt of such labour unrest. There are so many industries employing large number of people.

Is it because the companies' policies are unfair? Or is it because the industry gives an opportunity to a large number of people to come together and show their strength? This time we saw a lot of support from the labour from Maruti's vendors and even from some unconnected companies (like Hero Honda).

Any one has first hand experience of such issues?
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I think our labour unions have not come to terms to the Japanese style. The neta's need confrontation to show their mettle.
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The 13 day strike as a majority of us have read or seen in the media, has been called off after a truce was reached between the management and workers. The finer details of the agreement reached are not made public, but the major decisions agreed upon are:
- Reinstatement of the 11 dismissed workers, who will be however be subject to a departmental inquiry.
-The company has agreed for the constitution of a new union for the Manesar plant. -The workers who participated in the strike will not get paid for the period they did not report for duties- the curt no work no pay logic applies !
Maruti lost a whopping Rs 380 crores for the estimated 12,600 cars that could not be produced.

Unless there is something I'm missing, the management had the last laugh (though they did allow the union to save face) -
  1. the 11 workers reinstated are facing inquiries and may face penalties at a later date.
  2. Rest of the workers don't get paidfor 13 full days - this is like halving the bonus in a normal company
  3. A new union hardly changes things if there is no "old union" (workers did go to strike after all) - if there were old unions then it would undercut them at best
Also the 380crore seems to be revenue loss, rather than actual loss - this amount from 12600 cars amounts to about 3L/car - no way is Maruti making this kind of profits on any car.
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There is discontent again brewing at the MSIL plant in Manesar. This time around the bone of contention is the union elections scheduled for 16/07/2011. Only one union is recognised viz. the old MUKU (Maruti Udyog Kamgar Union) based in Gurgaon that has members in Manesar too.The newly carved out MSEU (Maruti Suzuki Employees Union), Manesar, that was responsible for the June 2011 strike at Manesar, says it has nothing to do with the MUKU. Since MSEU is neither recognised yet, nor registered as a trade union by the Haryana government,the employees of the Manesar plant who vow by this Union are a haried lot. They say their problems are different from those of the MUKU and they wont vote to elect leaders of MUKU.
Thats very true as I said earlier because the Manesar plant makes the A Star, Swift, DZire and SX4 which are classier cars than the ones (Wagon R, Estilo,800,Alto) made at Gurgaon.So if one makes classier cars, his problems ain't gonna match at all with those who make people's cars.
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There is discontent again brewing at the MSIL plant in Manesar.
Another strike by workers in Manesar plant.

Source NDTV: Another strike hits Maruti's Manesar plant - NDTV Profit

I hope this does not extend like the old one to 10-15 days.
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I actually never heard of TATA employees going on strike.

Does anyone know how things work at the Hyundai plant?

TATA employees usually quit. And when they do they take everyone with them. Concorde service center at ECR has probably one or two old hands right now. The newly appointed are learning their skills on their first job at the first real big place at the expense of members who singed up for the TATA's customer testers programme.


I have read Ratan Tata skips his dinner if he feels he has'nt done enough for that day, feels he does not deserve his dinner. Expecting, a TATA mechanic to starve himself and his family over the same ideals is not something that is ever going to happen.

With the kind of workload they need a lot motivation and do need to feel secure.
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Trouble is brewing in Bosch at their Bangalore factory. Workers have gone on a hunger strike.

Bosch workers go on hunger strike - The Economic Times
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The Gurgaon industrial belt is again in the news. This time its trouble brewing in the Suzuki Motorcycle India, where three workers have been suspended.
Details here on this link:
Suzuki Motorcycle India suspends three workers
But the employees say they will not go on strike and will try and settle the matter through talks.That's praiseworthy!
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Chakan, Maharashtra is in the news regarding a strike at the Bajaj Auto Ltd, two wheeler plant now for the 25th day. The workers are demanding Employee Stock Options (ESOP), revoking suspension of some 21 employees and better wages.The ESOP demand is ruled out by the management, while revoking the 21 suspensions may be acceptable on certain terms and conditions set by Bajaj Auto. Rajiv Bajaj said "we do not want to buy loyalty by giving shares.The union can read it either as our arrogance or humility." The management said that the attendance is improving every day.

Around 1500 employees and 600 odd contract and temporary workers have stopped work at the BAL, Chakan plant since 25th June.

http://www.indianexpress.com/news/ba...olved/1138121/

http://www.dnaindia.com/pune/1861931...d-on-wednesday

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The strike at Bajaj Auto's Chakan plant near Pune, has been called off today after 50 days.
A few days back, Bajaj Auto had threatened to shift the production to its other two plants (Pantnagar, HP and Waluj, Aurangabad dist. Mah.) from Chakan if the employees continued their strike.
A part of the production Pulsars had already been moved to Waluj, near Aurangabad, Mah. Contract labourers were called in to work at Chakan. The strike that was on since 25th June 2013 to press for employees stock option (for company shares),better wages and revoking action against the workers.
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The last post here during August 2013 was about the Bajaj Auto 's Chakan plant strike being called off after 50 days.

The same Chakan plant is again in the news as the employee's union has come up with a fresh set of demands and with a warning that they will go on strike come April 28th, 2014. Vishwakalyan Kamgar Sangathan has served the notice on April 14, 2014.

The demands include :-
(1) For Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), two percent of the profits need to be set aside with 50 per cent being allocated for tribal development, containing malnutrition etc. The rest 50 % should be spent on the education of children of the employees of the company.

(2) The union has also demanded that Bajaj Auto should establish a museum in the name of Shri Jamanalal Bajaj with his statue at the plant and has given a one-year deadline to the management to do so.

(3) Stock options to employees to subscribe to 500 shares of the company at Rs 10/- each.

The picture is not yet clear as to what will happen come April 28th or during the intervening period.
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Honda workers hunger strike enters 9th day.

http://thewire.in/69148/honda-worker...pport-protest/
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