Maruti to resume production at Manesar

NEW DELHI/GURGAON: In a major relief to Maruti Suzuki on Friday, the labour strike at its diesel engine plant was called off, even as the unrest continued at its car plant at Manesar.

The standoff at Suzuki Powertrain (SPIL), that makes diesel engines and transmissions for certain petrol engines, came to an end and supplies resumed from the plant.

Following the development , the company said it will resume production at Manesar on Sunday, which though is a routine holiday.

In an attempt to resolve the deadlock, company said, discussions are taking place between the Haryana Labour department, its management and Maruti Udyog Kamgaar Union (MUKU), the elected workers’ body.

However, it insisted that it will not allow any worker to enter the factory without signing the ‘good conduct bond’ . “Also, the management will not take back those dismissed or suspended for indiscipline, sabotage and for deliberately causing quality problems in cars,” the company reiterated.

SPIL workers, while calling off the agitation, have threatened that in case no resolution is reached at Manesar within the next 48 hours, they will have “no option but to go back and resume strike.”

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