strongManesar:/strong Two weeks after violence at the Maruti Suzuki's Manesar plant claimed the life of a HR manager and left over 90 people injured, an uneasy calm prevails at the Industrial Model Town, where the plant is located. The disturbing image of the plant's burned faade has been covered up by a fresh coat of paint and giant tarpaulin sheets. But the rows of police vans parked inside the car factory and the khaki uniforms outside tell of a looming crisis that is rapidly spreading far beyond the factory walls.
emFirstpost/em spoke to Manoj Kumar, the employee union president of Maruti Suzuki's sister company Suzuki Powertrain India (the two are to be merged), on the circumstances that led to such an extreme act of violence and the possible repercussions of the incident on the industrial town.
Excerpts from the Interview
strongWhat do you think led to this violent outbreak against the management by the workers?/strong
Firstly, such an incident should never have happened. A manager has died. It shouldn't be the case. Issues are many. We also have issues. But they should be resolved through dialogue. We are unable to comprehend why this happened. Everything was normal. The negotiations were ongoing between the union and the management. None of us is able to understand what changed all of a sudden.
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