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Strike Ends at Mahindra's Nashik Plant

By Motortrend India Staff   |   17 May,2009

The impasse between Mahindra and Mahindra automotive sector and its union has been resolved. The employees at the Nashik Plant of Mahindra were on strike since May 04. The production of the newly launched Xylo, MUV, was severely affected by the strike.

The workers union had demanded a hike in their salaries and withdrawal of inquiry of suspension order against the union president Madhav Dhatrak.

Now the company has settled the issue with the employees through an agreement. The agreement was signed by Bhartiya Kamgar Sena Union that represents the union and the senior officials of the facility which is valid for three and half years. The company had received 15,000 bookings for the Xylo in less than three months. To meet this demand, the company increased its production capacity from 120 units per day to 135 units.

Mahindra and Mahindra is the leader of SUV vehicle segment in the Indian car industry. It is a major exporter of passenger and commercial vehicles. The resolution of the deadlock will help Mahindra resume production and regain public confidence.

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