Once again Toyota Motors stopped operations at its car plant in southern India from Monday, as the majority of members of its workers’ union continued a sit-in strike, the automaker said.
After the union went on strike, saying that their demand to withdraw the suspension of a worker was not met, Both the Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) factories in the industrial hub of Bidadi, Karnataka, had declared a “lock out” on Nov. 10
A spokesperson for the automaker’s India unit said that the local state government’s labour department had prohibited the strike by the workmen, as well as the “legal lock out” declared by the management from Nov. 19 and directed operations to resume.
The company said that, Even after the lock out was lifted by Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM), only a few team members have reported to work, further adding that “For plant operations to run smoothly and effectively, a minimum workforce of 90% in each shift is required. In view of the current situation, it is not viable to carry on with manufacturing activity.”
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