Maruti Suzuki workers clash over wages at Manesar plant

  • Hindustan Times
  • Updated: Sep 26, 2015 18:57 IST
Maruti Suzuki's temporary workers protest in lieu of their demands at the company's Manesar Plant near Girgaon on Saturday. (PTI)

Workers at Maruti Suzuki’s plant in Manesar in Haryana’s Gurgaon district clashed on Saturday over the recent increase in wages of some employees, police said.

Regular and casual workers at the plant clashed after casual workers staged a protest at the main gate. A few workers were injured and police had to intervene.

Around 1,000 casual workers alleged that their union leaders reached an agreement with the company management ignoring their interests. “Casual workers did not get any benefit in the recent increase in wages,” a protestor said.

Police have been deployed in the factory, and an official said the situation was tense but under control.

The plant had witnessed violence in July 2012, in which a company executive was killed and nearly 100 were left injured.

On Thursday, the company’s management reached a settlement with permanent workers of Gurgaon and Manesar plants, including those of Suzuki Powertrain, over increasing wages by Rs 16,800 per month spread over next three years.

Company sources said impact on production due to the protest by temporary workers was “insignificant”, however, the management assured them of looking into their concerns.

“During the course of the day, the production was carried out as normal,” a source added.

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