Yamaha Motor, Eicher Motors' workers on strike
About 750 workers at the Japanese two-wheeler maker India Yamaha Motor's plant near here are on strike protesting the dismissal of two office bearers of their union, said an official of the Centre for Indian Trade Unions (CITU) here.
"Two months back workers at the two wheeler factory had formed an Union-India Yamaha Motor Thozhilalar Sangam (IYMTS)- which was resented by the management. A complaint was made to the Labour Commissioner office in Kanchipuram District. The management never turned up for the conciliation meetings," S. Kannan, District President, Kanchipuram, CITU told IANS on Monday.
The IYMTS is affiliated to CITU.
According to Kannan, a conciliation meeting has been called on September 26 and it has to be seen whether the management representatives would attend it.
Meanwhile, about 3,000 workers (permanent, contract, apprentice and others) at Eicher Motors Ltd's factory at Oragadam near here rolling out Enfield Bullet and other motorcycles are on strike from Monday onwards.
"We had given strike notice on Aug 18, 2018, and workers are on strike since Monday morning. The Labour Department had called for an emergency conciliation meeting in the afternoon. While we were there, the management did not turn up," R. Sampath, Vice President, Royal Enfield Employees Union told IANS.
"Bonus was not paid for the past three years and there was no wage revision," Sampath added.