Tata Motors says strike over, no impact on Sept production

Tata Motors has denied media reports that the production of commercial vehicles at its Jamshedpur plant was disrupted last week due to a strike.

Media had reported that around 6,000 of the 10,000 workers at the company’s Jamshedpur plant were protesting, and that this had brought down production of commercial vehicles to 60-70 per day from 400 per day.

“The statement carried in the media is incorrect,” said the company today. “..the said protest was limited to a very small section of temporary workers at Jamshedpur works and there will be no loss of production for the month.. production at Jamshedpur is going on.”

“A section of temporary workers instigated by some vested interests had staged a protest,” it added.

It said it will maintain cordial relations with the workforce.

The workers were apparently demanding that at least 500 of the estimated 4,500 temporary workers be made permanent and that the company agree to a yearly quota of 700 workers to be made permanent.

Reports suggest that the company has agreed to a quota of 200 workers per year.

“The Company has successfully concluded its discussions with the concerned workers. These workers have ended the protest and the matter stands resolved,” Tata Motors said today.

Tata Motors is India’s biggest homegrown automaker, and is part of the Tata Group, India’s largest industrial conglomerate.