Press Esc to close
Monday 28 July 2014
News updated at 1:47 PM IST
Weather
Max: 0°C
Min : 0°C
In Bangalore
Sunny day

Igatpuri stir: M and M suffers production loss of 3,000 units

Mumbai, Apr 12, 2013, (PTI) :

Domestic auto major Mahindra and Mahindra has suffered a production loss of around 3,000 engines due to the "tools down" protest by workers of its Igatpuri engine manufacturing facility near Nashik even as the stir entered the fourth day, sources said today.

"The production is completely crippled since Wednesday morning. There is a production loss of around 3,000 units so far due to the protest," sources at the engine plant told PTI.

The plant produces 1,100 engines per day in three shifts for Mahindra's vehicles such as XUV 500, Bolero, Xylo, Genio and Maxximo.

Around 1,600 employees including contract workers are on "tools down" protest since Tuesday against the suspension of their leader Sunil Yadav, president of Bharatiya Kamgar Sangh, affiliated to Shiv Sena, over a fight between two workers earlier this week.


The union is demanding reinstatement of the leader.

M&M, on Wednesday had said that the company is in constant dialogue with the union for an early solution of the issue.

Workers' Union sources said that they are expecting the negotiations to resume today after the 'Gudi Padwa' holiday at the plant.

"So far, we have not yet received any communication from the management but we hope on resumption of talks," they said.

The development comes within a month of a similar agitation at the company's Nashik plant, where employees were demanding higher wages.

The Workers' Union at Nashik plant had already served a deadline of 15 April to the management to conclude the wage hike negotiations with them.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Force India Formula One driver Sergio Perez sits in his car after a crash during the Hungarian F1...

Force India Formula One driver Sergio Perez sits in his car after a crash during the Hungarian F1...

Cars burnt in clashes between two communities a day before is being removed by crane...

Cars burnt in clashes between two communities a day before is being removed by crane...

Renovation work being carried out by the NDMC at the Lodhi Garden in New Delhi...

Renovation work being carried out by the NDMC at the Lodhi Garden in New Delhi...

A man holds an umbrella as he rides a bicycle through a street during monsoon rains in Mumba....

A man holds an umbrella as he rides a bicycle through a street during monsoon rains in Mumba....

Flooded street duirng the continue rain in Mumbai...

Flooded street duirng the continue rain in Mumbai...

A boy sits on his handmade raft as he collects floating recyclable material in the waters...

A boy sits on his handmade raft as he collects floating recyclable material in the waters...

Muslims shout slogans during a demonstration to protest against Israeli airstrikes on Gaza strip...

Muslims shout slogans during a demonstration to protest against Israeli airstrikes on Gaza strip...

Muslims throng a marketplace near the Jama Mosque illuminated during the holy month of Ramadan...

Muslims throng a marketplace near the Jama Mosque illuminated during the holy month of Ramadan...

Shoppers crowd at a market ahead of the Eid al-Fitr festival in Ahmedabad. The Eid al-Fitr...

Shoppers crowd at a market ahead of the Eid al-Fitr festival in Ahmedabad. The Eid al-Fitr...

Muslims prepare plates of food for an Iftar (breaking of fast) meal, inside a mosque during the...

Muslims prepare plates of food for an Iftar (breaking of fast) meal, inside a mosque during the...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bangalore - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523