Toyota India hires contract workers to restart output
Published on Mar 25, 2014 3:40 PM
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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