A fresh round of talks to end the month-long unrest at the Manesar plant of Maruti Suzuki, the country's largest carmaker, remained inconclusive on Wednesday.
The negotiations between the company and the representatives of Gurgaon plant-based Maruti Udyog Kamgar Union (MUKU) and workers of the Manesar unit yielded little result, triggering the possibility of fresh industrial protests in the region.
Union workers at the Gurgaon plant said they were still working with the Maruti management to resolve the crisis. “We have had several rounds of talks, but the issue is struck on the reinstatement of all the 62 sacked workers. While Maruti has agreed to take back 18 trainee workers and may convert the status of some dismissed workers to suspension, we are expecting some positive outcome from the negotiations,” MUKU general secretary Kuldeep said.
“We would decide our course of action in a day or two as we are still hopeful of some positive outcome from the current round of negotiations,” said Rajesh Kumar, general secretary of Suzuki Powertrain India Employees Union, though he did not rule out a flash protest in a day or two if the standoff continues.