Ford India starts production again at Tamil Nadu factory in double shifts
Ford India has finalized a loss of pay as per the Certified Standing Orders for employees who continue to be on an illegal strike.
Ford India has resumed the production at its Chennai, Tamil Nadu manufacturing plant after some of its employees have agreed to work. This comes after a section of employees went on a strike on May 30 demanding for a better severance package. According to the automaker, more than 300 members of the staff have agreed to resume production and operations have started in double shifts. However, only 100-150 members out of the total about 2,600, have joined work.
Ford also said that it has finalized a loss of pay as per the Certified Standing Orders for employees that continue to be on an illegal strike, which has come into effect from June 14. “Some employees have joined duty. About 100-150 of them. Others who were striking inside the factory have now come out of the unit and continue the strike outside…,” said a union member.
Ford India has said that the severance package would only be provided to those employees who resume production and cooperate with the company in completing the production schedule as it has very limited export production left to complete. It has also warned those employees who are still on strike that the company will have to take stricter action, resulting in calling off production of remaining export volumes and bring vehicle production to a close in the country.