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Hero Motocorp holds fresh talks

gurgaon Updated: Jan 30, 2013 01:17 IST
HT Correspondent

The fresh round of talks between the management and workers of the Gurgaon plant of Hero MotoCorp over the issue of wage hike were held on Tuesday. The meeting began at 4pm.

A Hero MotoCorp public relations representative did not divulge any details of the meeting and said comment would follow only after the deliberations were over.

In the past fortnight, several rounds of negotiations being mediated by the labour department officials have failed to bring any results. On the other hand, workers have upped the ante against the management by resorting to symbolic protests like wearing black badges.

While the management has remained tightlipped on the negotiations, the Hero MotoCorp workers' union said their salaries were not at par with their counterparts at the Honda and Maruti plants.

HT has learnt that whereas the automobile giant is offering a hike of Rs. 6,500 a month, similar to a settlement at the manufacturer's Dharuhera plant, workers have sought a three-fold hike.

The wage settlement of 1,200 workers at the plant has been pending since August 2012.

Several incidents of labour unrest over wage settlements have been reported from the Gurgaon-Manesar-Bawal auto belt. A similar dispute had lead to unprecedented labour violence in the region last year when workers of the Maruti Suzuki’s Manesar plant allegedly set the factory premises on fire. A senior HR manager was killed in the violence.