Workers call off strike at Tata Motors Sanand plant
Homegrown auto major Tata Motors Wednesday said workers at its Sanand plant in Gujarat, where the company manufactures small car Nano, have called off their over a month-long strike.
New Delhi: Homegrown auto major Tata Motors Wednesday said workers at its Sanand plant in Gujarat, where the company manufactures small car Nano, have called off their over a month-long strike.
"Workmen have called off the strike and resumed duty from March 23, 2016 and normalcy has been restored at the Sanand plant," Tata Motors said in a BSE filing.
The company further said Sanand is one of its six plants in India and manufactures Nano and the new hatchback Tiago, "being manufacturers of the complete range of CVs and a portfolio of PVs, this said event does not have a material impact on the overall company's operation/performance".
Last month, around 300 workers at the plant had gone on flash strike to press for reinstatement of around 20 of their colleagues who have been suspended for serious misconduct.
The Sanand plant, which has an annual production capacity of 2 lakh units, currently rolls out compact hatchback Nano. The auto maker will also roll out its upcoming small car Tiago, earlier named as Zica, from the same plant.
The company had said that there had been continued agitations for monetary increases as well as protests against disciplinary actions against those instigating the workmen, resulting in serious threat to company personnel as well as losses due to tampering.
Labour issues at the Sanand facility surfaced at a time when a plant of one of its subsidiaries -- Tata Marcopolo Motors plant in Dharwad, Karnataka was locked out temporarily following strike by workmen over wage negotiations.
Tata Motors shares today ended 0.01 percent up at Rs 376.95 apiece on BSE.