Advantages And Disadvantages Of Maruti Suzuki

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Maruti Suzuki India Limited is a subsidiary of Japan’s Suzuki Motor Corporation. It is India’s largest automobile company. It has two manufacturing facilities located at Gurgaon and Manesar. Gurgaon was an old factory while Manesar has been established recently. The company recognized a single union at both the plants i.e. Maruti Udyog Kamgar Union, working usually from Gurgaon. The workers at the factory faced tough working conditions. The contract workers performed same and similar kind of work as the permanent workers, yet received about one third of the wages given to the permanent workers. If a worker turned up few minutes late for work, then his half day salary was deducted. He had to lose 1500 rupees if he would take a leave for 1 day, 2200 rupees if he took a leave for 2 days and almost 7000-8000 rupees for more than 2 days leaves. Thus to address these issues, the workers at Manesar plant formed a new union, MSEU (Maruti Suzuki Employees Union), which the company refused to recognize. The refusal to accept the new union and the adverse working condition issues led to the development of following events: 3rd June, 2011: Eleven representatives of newly formed MSEU (Maruti Suzuki Employees Union) from the Manesar plant approach the Ministry of Labour of the State of Haryana for registration of the Union. 4th to 17th of June, 2011: Around 2,000 workers at the Manesar plant went on a strike for 13 days demanding the recognition of the new union, the Maruti Suzuki

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