BRIEF: Hyundai says production on schedule, 150 workers on illegal strike
CHENNAI, Nov 03, 2012 (Menafn - Mint - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) --Hyundai Motor India Ltd said on Friday that production at its two plants at Sriperumbudur near Chennai continued to be on schedule and there was a significant reduction in the number of workers who abstained from work.
There has been an illegal disruption of production since 30 October, the company said in a release. The number of workers who have abstained from work dropped to 150 from 180 on Friday, it said.
On Tuesday, the company produced 2,054 cars while on Wednesday the number rose to 2,157. On Thursday, Hyundai produced 2,176 cars and on Friday it will produce a similar number, the company said.
Hyundai has already recognized United Union of Hyundai Employees as the official union with a majority membership of more than 1,300 permanent workers among a total strength of 2,007, the company said. The company signed a wage agreement with the union on 18 October and will not recognize any other union, it said.
Further, 400 employees who were not members of United Union of Hyundai Employees have signed and accepted the wage settlement.
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