New Delhi: The strike at Maruti Suzuki India’s (MSI) Manesar plant entered its 12th day on Tuesday as talks brokered by the Haryana government between the management and workers Monday remained inconclusive.
Workers at Suzuki Powertrain India Ltd (SPIL) and Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt Ltd (SMIPL), who have also gone on strike in support of their colleagues at MSI, are continuing their stir.
In the meantime, talks negotiated by the Haryana government between the MSI management and workers resumed Tuesday morning.
A file photo of Maruti Suzuki employees agitating
Shiv Kumar, the general secretary of the unrecognized Maruti Suzuki Employees Union (MSEU) told the news agency that talks have started again Tuesday, but “nothing can be said about the outcome”.
A spokesperson of MSI said the company brought in more manpower at the Manesar plant Tuesday, taking it to 400 to augment production activities. MSI had resumed partial operations at Manesar on Monday with about 180 workers that did not join the strike.
“Production of the Swift model has started from the plant today,” the spokesperson said.
The Gurgaon plant also began production Monday, rolling out 1,700 vehicles after it was shut for two days last week due to constraints in the supply of diesel engines and transmissions from SPIL. MSI models like the M800, Omni, Eeco and Gypsy are not dependent on component supply from SPIL.