Hero faces labour stir at Gurgaon

Sep 08 2013, 01:04 IST
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SummaryThere was tension at Hero MotoCorp’s plant at Gurgaon on Saturday with workers threatening to go on a strike, protesting against alleged management action against some colleagues.

There was tension at Hero MotoCorp’s plant at Gurgaon on Saturday with workers threatening to go on a strike, protesting against alleged management action against some colleagues.

The development comes at a time when a section of workers at the company’s plant in Haridwar continue to stay away from work after a tool-down strike last month-end.

“We are protesting against action taken by the management, which has filed unjustified police cases against some of our colleagues. We will go on strike unless our demands are met,” Hero MotoCorp Workers’ Union president Kanwalpreet Singh said.

A company spokesperson said some “misguided elements in the union body” assaulted supervisors in the shop floor of the plant on Friday after a conciliation meeting. “These officers who were assaulted have filed reports with the police and they are free to investigate the matter,” the spokesperson said.

The management remains determined to deal with the incident swiftly, fairly and firmly, he said. Nine workmen involved in the incident have been suspended pending inquiry, he added. The Gurgaon plant has 1,100 permanent workers. It rolls out about 6,500 two-wheelers per day.

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