Royal Enfield resumes operations in full capacity as workers call off strike
Motorcycle-manufacturer Royal Enfield has said the workers, who have been on strike from September 24 to press for various demands such as wage revision and bonus, reported for duty Tuesday.
All the three plants of the company - Oragadam, Thiruvottriyur and Vallam Vadagal - resumed operation to full capacity, Royal Enfield said. Vice-president of Working People Trade Union Council and Royal Enfield Employees' Union R Sampath told PTI that 4,000 workers of the total 6,000-strong workforce had kept off duty seeking wage revision and bonus.
The employees were also against the reported move of the management that mobile phones of the workers should be left at the office of the security personnel before entering the premises of the Oragadam factory.
"Royal Enfield is deeply committed to maintaining and furthering cordial relations with its workforce. We continue to maintain the highest standards of conduct and discipline, teamwork and respect for one another," the company said.
Sources in a trade union said the strike at Royal Enfield has been called off but the strike by employees of India Yamaha Motor and Japanese auto component-manufacturer MSI continued.
"We are expecting a meeting to be held Wednesday in the presence of District Labour Commissioner to sort out issues concerning the workers in India Yamaha Motor and MSI," the sources said.
(With inputs from agencies.)