Royal Enfield Striking employees of the plant reported for duty after a gap of three days after an assurance from company to look into their demands. But Yamaha (facility at Oragadam) employees are yet protesting against the management that allegedly terminated the services of two employees who were actively involved in forming a union in the factory.- Deccan Herald
The Royal Enfield Employees’ Union called off the strike on Thursday evening and the workers joined duty on Friday morning. The breakthrough came after the management held talks with them over their demands including a wage hike but the Tri-Partite talks between labour commissioner, India Yamaha Motor management and workers’ union (CITU) held on Wednesday failed to arrive at any solution and the talks will continue again on Thursday.
Yamaha employees are sitting on strike since 22nd September 2018. CITU Kancheepuram secretary E. Muthukumar said that food and other amenities were being made available to the striking employees by the company as well as the CITU.
“Our strike continues, and we will not budge from our stand. We want the reinstatement of the two employees who were sacked. Unless that is done, we are not in a mood to relent,” Bharath Kumar, who works at the Yamaha India factory, told DH (Deccan Herald).
Meanwhile, India Yamaha Motor continued its production on Wednesday with some contract workers as well as trainees numbering into 1,500.