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TVS Logistics workers strike enters second day

Source : IANS
Last Updated: Tue, Oct 09, 2012 13:40 hrs

Chennai, Oct 9 (IANS) About 1,300 workers of TVS Logistics Services Ltd. continued their strike for the second day Tuesday to press their demand for negotiated wage settlement.

The striking employees have also demanded reinstatement of dismissed worker and revoking suspension of three others, said an union official.

"The strike is continuing today (Tuesday). A conciliation meeting is scheduled in the afternoon. Based on the meeting outcome, it will be decided whether to continue the strike or resume work," R. Sridhar, general secretary of Hyundai Motor India Employees Union (HMIEU) told IANS. He was speaking on behalf of the workers of TVS Logistics.

Around 1,300 workers of TVS Logistics deployed at Hyundai Motor India Ltd's (HMIL) two plants near here struck work Monday to press their demands.

Hyundai is outsourcing the logistics, material handling and other services to TVS Logistics since 2008.

According to TVS Logistics, the strike is illegal when the matter is pending with the labour department.

An official of TVS Logistics, preferring anonymity, told IANS that workers' wage settlement is done project/region wise as it depends on value added services that the customers opt for and on the project requirement on a case-to-case basis.

However, the strike has not affected the production schedules of Hyundai as sufficient back-up measures were taken by the company on Saturday, a company employee told IANS.

He said supervisors at Hyundai plant are chipping in so that the assembly lines continue to hum with activity.

"Operating forklifts by an untrained person is difficult. And if the strike continues, production at HMIL will be affected," the employee said, declining to be named.

Hyundai has two plants near here with a total production capacity of 630,000 units.




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