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Strike at Suzuki Powertrain, Suzuki Motorcycle called off

Workers at three factories operated by two different subsidiaries of Suzuki Motor Corp in India called off their two-day-long strike this morning after an agreement was reached with the management of the companies.

autos Updated: Sep 16, 2011 11:47 IST

Workers at three factories operated by two different subsidiaries of Suzuki Motor Corp in India called off their two-day-long strike this morning after an agreement was reached with the management of the companies.

On Wednesday, workers at Suzuki Powertrain India Ltd and Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt Ltd went on strike in support of their colleagues at Maruti Suzuki India's (MSI) Manesar plant, who have been locked in a standoff with management authorities since August 29.

Workers from Suzuki Castings -- a part of Suzuki Powertrain India Ltd -- who are affiliated to the Suzuki Powertrain India Employees Union, had also joined the strike.

"We have reached an agreement with the management and they have agreed to consider our demands sympathetically," Suzuki Powertrain India Employees Union President Sube Singh Yadav said.

Production resumed at the plant this morning and workers at Suzuki Castings have also resumed duties, he added.

Similarly, Suzuki Motorcycle India Workers Union President Anil Kumar said workers at the two-wheeler maker's plant resumed duty this morning after an agreement was reached with the management.

Neither of them, however, specified whether the problem between the management and workers at Maruti Suzuki India's Manesar plant has been resolved.

On Thursday, Maruti Suzuki had announced that it will shut down its plants at Manesar and Gurgaon today due to engine supply constraints on account of the strike at Suzuki Powertrain.

Suzuki Powertrain India Ltd employs over than 2,000 workers at its Manesar plant, where it manufactures diesel engines and transmissions for supplies to MSI. Suzuki Castings has nearly 700 workers.

Suzuki Motorcycles India has 1,400 workers at its plant near Manesar and rolls out about 1,200 motorcycles and scooters a day.