October 21st, 2011
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14 day Maruthi Suzuki strike called off

maruthi strike called off New Delhi: The 14-day-long strike at Maruti Suzuki India’s Manesar’s plant has been called off this morning. The management, workers and the Haryana Government arrived at a tripartite agreement.

The management has agreed to take back 64 permanent workers but another 30 will remain suspended. As per the agreement, workers will face no work, no pay for the duration of the strike. It has also been agreed that around 1,200 casual workers would also be reinstated, sources said. Two committees would be set up for grievance redressal and labour welfare. This is to ensure harmonious working environment at the plant.

The committee will have representation from the management and workers. Also, a Labour Officer from the state government will be a permanent invitee to the committee and will review its proceedings, the sources said.

Before reaching the agreement, the MSI management individually considered the cases of all employees against whom disciplinary action had been taken and evaluated the severity of indiscipline in each case. The management has decided to take back all those who had no serious charges levied against them.

“However, in case of another 30 employees, the charges were found to be of serious nature. The agreement provides that these employees are suspended,” a source said. The company has also agreed to arrange for transport services for workers in line with shift timings.

The agreement was signed in the presence of senior State government officials, including Deputy Commissioner (Gurgaon) PC Meena, Sub Divisional Magistrate Satyendra Duhan, Labour Commissioner Smt Satwanti Ahlawat and Assistant Labour Commissioner Nitin Yadav.

The strike at the Suzuki PowerTrain and Suzuki Motorcycle plants has also been called off. The 15-day long agitation by workers cost the company an estimated loss of Rs 825 crore – that is Rs 55 crores per day.

Workers at the plant were on strike since October 7 demanding reinstatement of about 1,200 casual workers and 44 permenant workers who were suspended following an agreement signed on October 1 to end a 33-day-long standoff, along with 50 workers who were dismissed or suspended during the current stir.



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