Hyundai Employees On Indefinite Fast

author image Satish Kalepu
Tuesday 05 May 2009, 00:00 AM

Hyundai employees at company’s Sriperumbudur unit have gone on an indefinite fast to protest the absence of management representatives for a conciliatory meeting. Members of Hyundai Motors India Employees Union went on fast in front of the office of Commissioner of Labour. The employees had been staging an indefinite strike since April 20. They are demanding recognition and solution to certain labour related issues.

The company officials have claimed it to be an illegal strike and have assured that only minority of workers have joined the strike. According to HMIL Corporate Communication Head Rajiv Mitra, the company is monitoring the situation closely and everything is under control. He further added that the production at the plant is still 90 percent and the management is trying to resolve the issue.

HMIL management initiated disciplinary enquiry and action against 60-70 employees over a year ago, after they damaged properties of the company following a dispute over forming a union. It subsequently passed an order dismissing them a few months ago.

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