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Labour unrest ends at Honda Motorcycle as union tenders apology

Labour unrest ends at Honda Motorcycle as union tenders apology
PTI
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First Published: Tue, Aug 07 2007. 01 40 PM IST
Updated: Tue, Aug 07 2007. 01 40 PM IST
New Delhi: The tussle between the management of Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) and its labour union has come to an end with the union and seven employees, who were suspended for indiscipline, tendering apology letters.
“With the intervention of Haryana government, including the Chief Minister and Assistant Labour Commissioner, we have been able to reach an agreement with the union and the suspended employees, whereby they have tendered apology letters regretting their acts of indiscipline,” said HMSI General Manager (HR) Vivek Viswanath.
In June, seven employees of the company were suspended by the management for alleged manhandling of a co-worker at the shop floor. The labour union has been protesting against the suspension stating the issue between the workers was sorted out amicably.
The management had framed chargesheets against the seven employees who were allegedly involved in the incident and instituted an external inquiry.
“Now the suspension order has been revoked and the workers have been asked to join work from today. However, the chargesheet will be open for the next five months and inquiry is being kept in abeyance,” he said.
In case the workers indulge in any act of indiscipline in these five months, the chargesheet will be opened again and the inquiry will proceed, he added.
HMSI labour union leader Suresh Gaud said the seven employees have expressed regret over the incident.
“Things have been sorted out with the management and we are looking forward to normal work in the factory,” Gaud said.
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First Published: Tue, Aug 07 2007. 01 40 PM IST
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