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Strike-hit Toyota India resumes 'limited operations'

Published on Mar 25, 2014 10:50 PM
 
Toyota Kirloskar Motor Private Limited employees gather outside the facility after the company halted production at its two factories amid a labour dispute regarding wages on the outskirts of Bangalore on March 20, 2014. Japan's Toyota said in a statement Tuesday, March25, 2014, that it had resumed "limited production" after its unionised employees refused to return to work following an end to a eight-day company lockout. --FILE PHOTO: AFP

BANGALORE (AFP) - Japan's Toyota said in a statement Tuesday that it had resumed "limited production" after its unionised employees refused to return to work following an end to a eight-day company lockout.

The Toyota workers and its management at two plants near the southern high-tech city of Bangalore are at loggerheads over pay issues, which they have been negotiating for 10 months.

"We have started limited operations with the help of non-unionised team members of whom the majority are engineers and supervisors," Toyota said in a statement.

It said an earlier report that the company had hired 1,000 contract workers to fill in for the striking employees was untrue. The employees refused to resume work after the company lifted an eight-day lockout on Monday.

 
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