India: Around 2,000 contractual Honda workers protest after workers asked to go on indefinite leave

Author: Shubhra Pant, The Times of India, Published on: 7 November 2019

"Gurugram: Workers protest as Honda sends nearly 300 on ‘indefinite leave'", 6 November 2019

Around 2,000 contractual workers employed with Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) Pvt Ltd...went on a protest...after nearly 300 of them were asked to go on indefinite leave...

...Several workers...said that the company has drawn a list of around 650 workers that they plan to send on indefinite leave this week...“While around 300 workers have already been asked to go, another 350 are in line. If we look at the numbers since August, around 2,000 casual workers have been asked to go", said Suresh Gour, president of the workers' union...

...A spokesperson for HMSI said, "Based on demand fluctuations and production adjustment, 200 contractual members whose terms had been completed have been relieved from work. Necessary recruitment will be considered on the basis of future market requirements."...

 

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