The company said in a statement that the strike by the workers and the violence after that violated the agreement signed by the workers with the company management on October 1 in the presence of the Haryana government officials.
MSI said it continues to be worried about the safety of people and the plant and machinery and on Sunday the company rescued another 100 workers who were being held under duress by the striking workers in the factory.
“These 100 workers were rescued with the help of police. On Saturday, the company had similarly rescued 355 workers with the help of the police. Many of these workers had been beaten up by the striking workers,” it claimed.
“With the rescue of about 450 people, the number of striking workers in the factory premises has come down to around 1500. About 170 regular workers have stayed away from the strike from the start,” the company said.
As per the agreement, the workers had agreed to sign the good conduct bond laid down by the management. Further, while the company had agreed to re-establish 18 trainees, 44 regular employees were to be suspended.
Workers at the Manesar plant went on stay strike on Friday afternoon affecting production. The total number of workers who went on the stay-in strike inside the Manesar plant was about 2,000. This included all categories like regular, contractual, apprentices and trainees.