Strike enters 8th day; no production at Maruti’s Manesar plant

Strike enters 8th day; no production at Maruti’s Manesar plant

New Delhi: The production at the country’s largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India’s Manesar facility continues to be completely stopped as the workers’ strike at the plant entered its eighth day on Saturday.

“The strike is continuing. The situation is same as yesterday," a senior company official told the news agency.

Around 2,000 workers at the plant have been on strike since Saturday, resulting in a production loss of about 6,600 units till Friday. The value of the loss is estimated to be around Rs330 crore.

On Friday, the Haryana government imposed a ban on the strike and referred the matter to a labour court. The move comes amid threats of the week-long stir spreading to the Gurgaon-Manesar industrial belt.

Undeterred by the step, a panel of workers of various firms in the region, who have been supporting their colleagues at the Maruti facility, said they would take up various actions, including dharnas and rallies from Monday, and would even consider going on a strike at their respective factories.

The Manesar plant rolls out about 1,200 units every day in two shifts.

The factory produces hatchbacks Swift and A-Star and sedans DZiRE and SX4.