Bengaluru: 115-day-old Toyota Kirloskar labour dispute resolved  

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Bengaluru, Mar 3: Deputy chief minister and higher education minister, Dr C N Ashwath Narayan’s intervention along with labour minister Shivaram Hebbar’s efforts have finally helped in resolving the 115-day-old labour dispute at Toyota Kirloskar unit in Bidadi.

Dr Narayan, who is also the Ramanagar district in-charge, held the final round of talks with Toyota Kirloskar Company’s senior vice president Sudeep Dalve, vice president, Shankar along with minister Hebbar and Magadi MLA, Manjunath in Bengaluru and decided that all the workers of the locked-out unit should report for duty from Friday.

The deputy chief minister advised the management and trade union leaders to refrain from escalating any differences and settle their grievances amicably.

The labour district that resulted in the lock-out of the factory has been settled amicably and 2,800 workers have started reporting for work after signing an undertaking to the management of resuming work peacefully. As many as 1000 workers have been given undertakings through the workers' unions, Dr Narayan said.

"I am happy that one of the longest labour dispute in the state has come to an end. The workers will get all facilities that they are entitled to as per law and the workers must cooperate with the management,’’ he said advising both sides not to harm the image of Karnataka.

The deputy chief minister said the expansion project of Toyota Kirloskar must not be hampered as it would create additional employment opportunities for another 25,000 people directly or indirectly.

State labour commissioner Akram Pasha, Ramanagara district deputy commissioner Dr Rakesh Kumar and Magadi MLA Manjunath assisted in the talks.




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  • Robin, Byndoor

    Thu, Mar 04 2021

    Thank you Daiji for such a sweet news. But.. What was the point of contention, why management not able to solve on its own, now what was the miracle happened ? -- all these things are not in the news. Here in Mangalore also we saw such strikes. But political representatives just ignored and not shown interest to solve which made public to believe that they are in shoulder with the management. There are some organizations in Dakshina Kannada (for example in Moodbidri and Mangalore) look very excellent for public glare. Talk to their employees. If you hear their story, that day you can't take your food at all. They don't have enough energy and guts to fight also. I want Daiji to start an episode of hearing to such people and let the truth hidden come out. In one case the Boss of an organization claim that he was borrowed a big loan. On the other hand he is building one after the other buildings continuously over the year. They are so generous to say "If you want to work, work here or you are free to go (holding their certificates firmly with them) "

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  • Dylan, Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 04 2021

    Big disgrace for a multinational company to be in dispute with labour union for 115 days. It shows the dictatorship of the multinational company. In this case we come to a conclusion about the product.

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