14-day-long strike at Maruti’s Manesar plant comes to an end.

Manesar plant strikeNew Delhi: The 14-day-long strike at Maruti Suzuki India’s Manesar plant has been called off this morning following a tripartite agreement between the management, workers and the Haryana Government.

As part of the agreement, the management has agreed to take back 64 permanent workers although another 30 will remain suspended. It has also been agreed that about 1,200 casual workers would also be replaced, sources said.

Representatives of the workers’ unions of SPIL and SMIPL confirmed that they have signed agreements to finish the strike.

“We have signed an agreement with the Haryana government and our management. We are calling off the strike, although our wage settlement discussions are on,” Suzuki Powertrain India Employees Union (SPIEU) Secretary Rajesh Kumar said.

He also said that as part of the deal, 3 office-bearers of SPIEU have been kept under suspension, pending an internal inquiry, out of the 18 that were dismissed during the stir.

MSI’s Manesar plant workers have been on strike since October 7 demanding the reinstatement of concerning 1,200 casual workers and 44 permanent workers who were suspended following an agreement signed on October 1 to end a 33-day-long standoff, along with 50 workers who have been dismissed or suspended during the current stir.

As part of the agreement inked today, the MSI management and Manesar plant workers agreed to set up 2 committees for grievance redressal and labour welfare in order to offer a harmonious working environment at the facility.

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