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.