Workers at Maruti Suzuki India’s plant at Manesar in Haryana went on strike on Saturday, resulting in a loss of 600 cars, or 50% of its daily production at the plant. Operations at the company’s Gurgaon plant, however, remained normal.
The company said in a statement that the management was talking to the workers to find a solution to the employees’ demands for recognition of a new union and retention of old contract workers for two new units. Besides, the workers were demanding that no action must be taken against 11 office bearers of the new union.
The management and the workers will resume talks again on Monday though some discussions may take place on Sunday as well.
The Manesar plant, which has around 2,000 employees, rolls out 3,500 cars a year. The company’s two new plants in the same location will produce 2.5 lakh units each per year at an investment of more than Rs 3,600 crore.
The last time the company witnessed a major strike was when workers stopped production for three months from November 2000-January 2001.