The recent violent rioting at Maruti Suzuki's manufacturing plant in Manesar in Haryana has renewed calls from the industry players for the government to overhaul laws that restrict them.
A riot by workers that left Awanish Kumar Dev, General Manager HR dead in a fire accident and resulted in 90 employees being jailed, is likely to affect the company's operations and disrupt supplies of models.
The company is now facing a lengthy shutdown that could cost $15 million a day and result in disruption of supplies for its models including Swift.
The police have said that they are looking to detail the whole of 3,000 strong workforce of the company's Manesar factory in Haryana in the incident. The company is yet to estimate the damage caused by the violent rioting by the workers at the site that began after the management sacked a member of the workforce over a disagreement with the supervisor. Several people were reportedly injured, including the company's Japanese officials and a part of the assembly line was burnt.
A team of Haryana lawyers associated with the incidence at Maruti's Manesar auto plant, has said that a tripartite meeting of Maruti officials, workers' representatives and Government can help sort out the issues and resume work at the plant.
Some of the labour laws in the country date back to 1920s and they make it difficult for large scale companies to fire people. As a result many firms hire contractors and this is a thorny issue between several managements and unions.
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