Hyundai Motor’s India plant strike enters 2nd day

Hyundai Motor’s India plant strike enters 2nd day
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First Published: Tue, Jun 08 2010. 03 33 PM IST
Updated: Tue, Jun 08 2010. 03 33 PM IST
Mumbai: Production at Hyundai Motor’s India plant remained suspended by a workers’ strike for the second day on Tuesday but negotiations were underway to resume operations, a spokesman for the Indian unit said.
Some workers at Hyundai’s plant in the southern city of Chennai had halted work on Monday demanding full re-instatement of dismissed employees in violation of orders while conciliation on the issue is under way, the company has said.
“Right now, conciliation meeting is going on,” a spokesman for the Indian unit of the South Korean carmaker said on Tuesday, adding government officials were also part of the negotiations.
“We are keen to start operations as soon as possible.”
Hyundai Motor, South Korea’s top auto maker, is the No. 2 brand in the fast-growing Indian market, competing with Maruti Suzuki. Its Indian plant produces cars for both local and overseas markets and employs around 10,000.
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First Published: Tue, Jun 08 2010. 03 33 PM IST