Labor Unrest at Toyota India*



Case Code : CLHR020
Publication date : 2009
Subject : HROB
Industry : -
Length : 03 Pages
Price : Rs. 100

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LABOR UNREST, Toyota, Toyota Kirloskar Motor, vehicle manufacturing, lockout, Industrial Disputes Act, joint venture, Toyota Motor Corporation, Kirloskar, Corolla, Camry, Innova, employees, TKM, Employee Union, trade union, Bangalore, karnataka


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The article discusses about toyota kirloskar private limited, which is a joint venture between toyota motor corporation and kirloskar group of India, the management announced an indefinite lockout following a strike, which was considered illegal by the management as the employee union did not give a manadatory 14 day notice as per the Industrial Disputes Act, 1947, the strike was carried out with the demand to reinstate dismissed and suspended employees and improve work conditions at the plant, the company's output had fallen from 92 vehicles per day to 30 per day causing a loss of INR 700 million to the company, the employee union withdrew the strike following a government order but they refused to sign an undertaking of maintaining good conduct in the organization, the articles conclude by saying that the japanese ambassador in India thought that such incidents would show India in poor light.


On January 08, 2006, Toyota Kirloskar Motor Private Limited (TKM) announced an indefinite lockout of its vehicle manufacturing plant at Bidadi located near Bangalore, Karnataka. The decision was taken following a strike, which had entered its third day, by the Toyota Kirloskar Motor Employees Union (Employee Union), the only company recognized union.

The lockout notice stated that the strike was illegal as the Employee Union did not give the mandatory 14 day notice period as per Industrial Disputes Act, 1947. It also stated that the workers were indulging in violence and destruction...

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