Talks on suspended workers fail at Honda scooters

August 8th, 2012 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS  

Gurgaon, Aug 7 (IANS) Talks between the workers’ union and the company management on the issue of two suspended workers at the Honda Scooters factory in Manesar failed Tuesday. The next round of discussions would be held Thursday, said a union leader.

“Manager Naveen Sharma and deputy manager Sunil Dahiya were involved in the talks from the management, after hours of discussions they disclosed that they were not competent to take a decision on the suspended workers,” union president Ashok Kumar told IANS.

“We had given our demand notice, including salaries and increments, July 10. On this issue, the first round of talks was held Aug 1, the second round was to be held Aug 8. Before the second round, they suspended two workers, including a union official,” he added.

For the talks Tuesday, Honda Scooters and Motorcycles factory at Manesar was provided police security. More than 50 policemen in uniforms were deployed at the main gate of the company. Beside, over 100 police personnel in civil dress were deployed in the area.

Nearly 1,000 personnel had been kept on a standby in Maruti’s plant nearby, said a police officer on the condition of anonymity.

Honda Scooters Monday suspended union official Jaibir Singh and Naresh Kumar. They had allegedly refused to do overtime.

The company faced a long labour unrest in July 2005.

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