Toyota suspends work at India plant again due to strike

Toyota suspends work at India plant again due to strike

November 24, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

The Japanese company is forced to stop working again at a plant in southern India.

Both Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) factories in Bidadi Industrial Center, Karnataka, initially went out of business on November 10 after the union went on strike, saying their demand to stop the suspension of the worker had not been met.

The local state government’s Labor Department has banned workers’ strike as well as a November 19 “legal lockout” and ordered work to resume, the automaker’s Indian arm said Tuesday. The company said that even after TKM lifted the lockout, only a few team members announced their work.

The disruption comes after several months of slumping sales, while car dealership shipments are increasing in anticipation of strong demand due to the November holiday period in India.