New Delhi, Oct 12: Maruti Suzuki's production at its main plant in Gurgaon dropped further due to component supply constraints because of the 6-day long strike at its Manesar plant, and it rolled out just about 20 per cent of the normal daily output today.
The company has been hit hard, not only by strike of its own workers, but also due to the supply shortage of engines and transmissions from Suzuki Powertrain India Ltd (SPIL).
Meanwhile, various trade unions and labour bodies of the factories located in the Gurgaon-Manesar-Dharuhera-Bawal industrial belt have called for a joint protest rally tomorrow in front of Maruti Suzuki India's (MSI) Manesar plant in support of striking workers of the carmaker.
“There was a further drop in production at Gurgaon plant today. The Gurgaon plant produced only 600 vehicles as against normal daily production of 2,800 vehicles,” MSI said in a statement.
The Manesar plant continues to remain captive in the hands of striking workers and no production took place today, it added.
Workers at SPIL and Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt Ltd have gone on a simultaneous strike in support of their colleagues at MSI Manesar plant.
Meanwhile, MSI Chairman R C Bhargava told PTI that the company's Japanese parent Suzuki Motor Corp has expressed concern and unhappiness over the ongoing labour problems.
“Suzuki has expressed concern over what is happening here and it is particularly unhappy that the workers have reneged on their agreement,” Bhargava said. PTI