Workers Carry Out 1 Hour Tool Down Strike at Maruti’s Manesar Plant

Maruti Suzuki has been facing a lot of trouble this quarter. Following the 13 day long strike at its Manesar plant that resulted in an INR 630 crore loss, workers at the plant again went on a strike yesterday afternoon.

The workers reportedly resorted to a tool down strike following the suspension of five workers for allegedly assaulting one of the supervisors. According to reports, a supervisor at the plant allegedly assaulted one of the supervisors two days back. According to a spokesperson from the company, a supervisor was attacked by some workers, and they were suspended as part of the company’s disciplinary action, they struck works at the facility. However, this time only a few workers have gone in strike, compared to the last strike.

According to reports, the five workers who were suspended have been given a show cause notice from the company. However, the workers insisted that this strike was not a full scale one. A worker was quoted as saying that they observed a tool down strike for an hour to protest against the forcible eviction of four of their colleagues by the police.

Out of these employees, three of them were the office bearers of Maruti Suzuki Employees Union, including Shiv Kumar, the General Secretary of the union. The tool down strike that lasted for an hour resulted in a production loss of around 50 units. On June 4, a 13 day strike began at the same plant as the striking workers demanded the management to recognise their new Maruti Suzuki Employees Union.

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