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Talks fail to end Maruti impasse

The Haryana government-brokered negotiations between Maruti Suzuki India management and its workers to end the standoff at MSI's Manesar plant failed on Friday.

india Updated: Sep 17, 2011 00:32 IST
HT Correspondent

The Haryana government-brokered negotiations between Maruti Suzuki India management and its workers to end the standoff at MSI's Manesar plant failed on Friday.

According to PTI, Haryana Minister for Labour and Employment Shiv Charan Lal Sharma held talks with the company's management and workers of the Manesar plant - along with representatives of MSI's recognised union Maruti Udyog Kamgar Union (MUKU) - through the day but an agreement proved elusive.

"The workers were apologetic about the production loss that MSI has suffered and also about yesterday's violent incident, but they are insisting that the dismissed and suspended colleagues must be taken back," Sharma told PTI.

He also said the workers were demanding that the police case filed by the management should be withdrawn.

The talks will be held on Saturday again, said a worker who took part in the negotiations.

Meanwhile, production at three plants of Suzuki's two firms resumed on Friday as the workers called off their strike after labour department officials assured them of talks with the management.

Workers of Suzuki Bikes and Suzuki Powertrain went on strike on Wednesday in support of MSI workers, pushing the car manufacturer to close its plants in Gurgaon and Manesar due to disruption in supply of key parts.

Since work at Suzuki Powertrain unit has been resumed, the company has decided to start production at its Manesar plants on Sunday itself. The Gurgaon plant will open on Monday, the MSI said.

On Thursday, the MSI announced that its plants will be closed for the next three days, including two holidays.