Production at Maruti Suzuki's Manesar plant to be closed today
Last Updated at
- 04:50 pm, July 19, 2012
More trouble arises for the carmaker as production is suspended for an indefinite period.
Following violent clashes between the labour union and the management group, Maruti Suzuki has announced that the company’s Manesar plant will remain closed for today. The fight is said to have been sparked by an argument between a worker and his senior supervisor who allegedly had been making casteist remarks against the worker.
General Secretary of Maruti Suzuki Workers' Union, Sarabjeet Singh said, "The supervisor made casteist remark against a permanent worker, who belongs to the scheduled caste category. When we opposed it, they (staff management) misbehaved us even further and suspended the worker".
Things went completely out of hands when protesting workers took a violent route – attacking senior officials and burning down several vehicles. The carmaker was forced to call in the police and the fire department to bring things under control. In the end, the incident left one person dead and over 90 officials injured, forcing work stoppage.
First Published on 04:50 pm, July 19, 2012
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