The ongoing labour strike at Tata Motors' Sanand plant has entered itsthird day. The Sanand facility currently is the only Tata plant wherethe Tata Nano is manufactured. It hasa total production capacity of 3.5 lakh units annually. Lately, the plant has been in the news due to300 workers goingon a flash strike to challenge the suspension of their colleaguesfor misconduct.
It is reported that the 28 workers who were suspended from the plant tried to pressurise the management for araiseand allegedly made attempts toinstigate other workmen too. They have also been held responsible for threatening the company personnel and tampering with Tata Motors' property. The company states that the investigationon two workers out of the suspended 28 was "completed with utmost speed and in all fairness by an independent enquiry officer".
In order to solve the ongoing issue, there was a joint meeting between the management and the workmen committee. This was done in the presence of the DeputyLabour Commissioner and the Workmen Committee, however, both the parties failed to reach an amicable solution.
In an official statement, Tata Motors says, "The management team firmly put forward their views and urged the workmen in larger interest of all stakeholders to resume work immediately. The company has no plans to withdraw suspensions that involves charges of serious misconduct."