Rivals Intuc & Aituc unite on Maruti stir
The joining of political forces threatens to prolong the strike, which is already into its sixth day. The total loss that Maruti Suzuki has suffered in terms of lost production owing to the labour crisis has reached R200 crore as of Thursday.
ďYes, we and Intuc have joined hands in protest against firing for 11 people,Ē says M Mahadevan, deputy general secretary, Aituc. Maruti had fired 11 striking workers on Monday, claiming that they were instigating others. Intucís vice-president Ashok Singh confirmed his unionís support to Aituc in the current stir.
Intuc and Aituc are going to form a core committee of representatives who will engage in discussions with the company's senior management. ďWe are trying to present a full strength in front of the company's management. We are hoping that the management would listen to our demands. So far, there has been no meaningful discussion with them,Ē a worker at the Manesar plant told FE. He said that the company's management had refused to pay heed to the workers' demands, which had forced the 2,000-odd workers to completely suspend production.
It is also learnt from company sources that officials from Haryana labour department had come to
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