Strike at Ahmedabad Nano plant enters second day

nano (File) Employees of Tata Motors work on the assembly line of the Nano car in Sanand | AP

Strike at Tata Motors’s Nano Plant in Sanand, about 35-kilometer from Ahmedabad, entered second day on February 24.

A section of workers—over 400—went on a flash strike on February 23 to protest against suspension of 28 co-workers. There are about 2,200 workers in the plant. On February 22 evening, the workers also damaged some vehicles as a mark of protest.

The company was all set to roll out its latest hatchback Tiago from the plant very soon.

Assistant labour commissioner (Ahmedabad circle) M.S. Patel said the current protest can be routed back to an incident happened in December 2015.have roots in an issue that between the management and the workers in December 2015. According to him, two workers were suspended on disciplinary grounds then.

On February 23, Tata Motors issued a statement saying 300 workers went on a strike while 20 workers were suspended (pending inquiry) on various charges of misconduct.

Patel was quoted by a news agency on February 24 as saying that both the management and the workers were adamant on their stand.

The Nano Plant was shifted from Singur in West Bengal to Sanand and the Gujarat government had announced sops running into more than Rs 6,500 crore.

It is believed that production has not been affected due to the strike.

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