Encouraged by support from Haryana labour authority and its parent Suzuki Motor Corp in the ongoing tussle with workers at the Manesar plant, Maruti Suzuki India is understood to be planning to recruit new permanent employees to replace the existing ones.
With no signs of an end to the standoff that started on August 29, the company has decided to give the current workers time till Monday to sign the “good conduct bond” before replacing them with new workers.
“From Tuesday onwards the company will start hiring trained technicians, who will be on the permanent rolls, to replace the current workers who refuse to sign the bond,” a source close to the management said.
When contacted MSI spokesperson declined to comment.
Production has been severely hit at the first plant in Manesar since August 29 when the management prevented workers from entering the unit without signing a ‘good conduct bond’ after alleged “sabotage” and deliberate quality compromise on some cars.
The bond required the workers to declare that they would “not resort to go slow, intermittent stoppage of work, stay-in-strike, work-to-rule, sabotage or otherwise indulge in any activity, which would hamper the normal production in the factory”.