Maruti Suzuki India, the biggest automobile manufacturing company of India had been crippled by labour unrest and consequently, MSI had met few demands of the union leaders. The workers of Maruti Suzuki India are looking to structure the union as several leaders resigned from the company. As per Business Standard report, it is now a restructuring time for the unrecognized Maruti Suzuki Employees Union at Manesar facility of MSI. As many as eleven functionaries who led the recent strike at the facility quit after getting a hefty full and final settlement from Maruti Suzuki. The workers said that they are preparing to hold elections and will be forming a new set of office bearers. Mr. Pradeep, regular worker at the facility said that they decided to hold elections and suggest new employees.
The report stated that Mr. Sonu Gujjar and his group of 2000 people at the plant had stopped work three times in the month of June, strictly disrupting production. Over the past ten years, the company has faced the production loss of 74,500 units with revenue losses of Rs. 2200 crore. In the meantime, Maruti Suzuki India decided to set up the Grievance Redressal Committee, a panel, which will have legislative bodies from workers and management. The company is planning to create a Labour Welfare Committee for promoting good relations between workers and the management.
The report mentioned that 94 employees were dismissed or suspended since the beginning of the standoff earlier in the month of August. Maruti Suzuki India is a subsidiary company of Suzuki Motor Corporation, a Japanese automobile manufacturing firm. It is the biggest passenger car company of India with 45 percent of domestic vehicle market. It provides a full range of cars from entry level Maruti 800 and Alto to sedans DZire and SX4, sport utility vehicle Grand Vitara and hatchbacks Ritz, Estillo, Swift, A-Star and Wagon-R.