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Toyota India hires contract workers to restart output

Published on Mar 25, 2014 3:40 PM
 
Toyota Kirloskar Motor Private Limited employees shout pro-labour union slogans as they gather near 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 on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 it has hired 1,000 contract workers to help restart production, after its employees refused to return to work following an end to a eight-day company lockout. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

NEW DELHI (AFP) - Japan's Toyota said on Tuesday it has hired 1,000 contract workers to help restart production, after its 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.

The employees refused to resume work after the company lifted an eight-day lockout on Monday.

"As regular employees did not resume duties .... we're using services of 1,000 contract labour to restart production," a company executive, who asked to remain anonymous, said.

 
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