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Ambassador factory back on tracks

Ambassador factory back on tracks
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First Published: Thu, May 10 2007. 01 20 PM IST
Updated: Thu, May 10 2007. 01 20 PM IST
Kolkatta: Makers of the Ambassador car, an icon on Indian roads, reopened their factory Thursday after reaching an agreement with the labour unions, a senior official said.
“Yes, we have reopened the factory this morning,” said Moloy Chowdhury vice president of Hindustan Motors, which makes the Ambassador _ an Indian-made version of the British Morris Oxford.
Three labour unions went on strike on 13 March demanding more pay and protesting the management’s alleged refusal to make temporary employees permanent.
The factory, 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Calcutta, was shut down 11 April after protests turned violent, the company said.
It was not clear if all 4,400 employees were reporting to work, as one of the three unions had reservations about the agreement. Soni Srivastava, a company spokeswoman, said management was hopeful all will resume work.
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First Published: Thu, May 10 2007. 01 20 PM IST
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