Thursday, April 03, 2014
By John Andrew
Dispute between management and workers at Toyota getting intense
The dispute between management of Toyota and workers is getting tense with each passing day and it seems that both groups are not in mood to end dispute. In the recent developments the workers of Toyota Motors have gone for hunger strike and seeking for interference of government to finalize the dispute. The workers are also demanding management to allow them to resume their duties without any conditions.
In the words of Mr. Prasanna Kumar C S, President Employees Union said that ten of the workers have gone for indefinite hunger strike outside company’s two plants located at Bidadi in Bangalore. The same was also confirmed by Mr. Satish Kumar, General Secretary of workers union.
Going through the dispute between workers and management continuing from last couple of weeks, company has minimized its operations and continuing with employees who are not the members of employees union mainly the supervisors and engineers. The union also said that company has appointed some contractual labors without acquiring the necessary license required for the appointment of workers on contract basis.
The strike of workers has badly affected the production of company and it sold out only 9,160 units in the month of March. According to sales statistics the company recorded decline of 57.8 percent against sales of March 2013. At present company is working on launch of its two new products new Corolla Altis and Etios Cross scheduled for launch next month. But now going to current situation it is speculated that these launches could be postponed for some time.