Honda closes Manesar factory because 1,500 hiring workers continue to strike.

Impasse continues at the Honda Motor and Scooter India (HMSI) plant in Manesar, where 1,500 hiring employees stopped last week in protest of a colleague's job cuts. One day after the management issued a notice to the staff stating: "Due to the prevailing IR (industrial relations) situation, the factory operation has been suspended and the factory will remain closed until the other day."

Contract workers have protested outside the factory at IMT-Manesar since November 5, after about 650 employees cut by the company during the 10 days, the union said. Workers demand that they remember that they will be recalled or receive compensation of Rs. 1 hundred thousand per person for service each year.

Production has been affected since the company closed some production units.

A new round of talks took place on Monday between the management and the union. However, no solution could be made, said President Suresh Kumar Gaur. "The management representatives did not attend the meeting. We expect that the problem will be resolved on Tuesday, "he said, adding that the protests will continue.

A HMSI spokesman confirmed the status of anonymity. All three assembly lines - two for motorcycles and one for scooters - of the plant will remain closed until further notice or until the matter is reached. The management did not respond to the allegations systematically by unions.

Honda's Manesar plant employs approximately 1,900 people and 2,500 contract workers until recently, according to Gaur. Many people asked to leave in the last 10 days. Strange was employed with the company for many years and termination. Their outsourcing is illegal.

At the same time, union members of other automotive factories in the area and representatives of labor organizations have extended their support to Honda's prominent workers. "We are working to solve the problem and hope the management will accept. Listen to the needs of these employees who have worked with the company for a long time. Hopefully the decision will come out on Tuesday, "said Anil Pawar, representative of the All Union Trade Council Council.

In a statement last week, Honda said that employees who have completed their work have been relaxed due to fluctuations in demand and production adjustments. In August, Honda laid off about 700 people because of production cuts, according to company figures. Company officials said that the industry is currently experiencing sluggish demand and job losses as a result of the slowdown.

HMSI sales were down slightly to 517,808 units in October, down from 521,170 units a year earlier. Demand for two-wheeled vehicles and cars has decreased as consumers spend less due to the slowing economic growth which caused the 6-year low of 5% in the quarter ending June.