Maruti Suzuki begins production at Manesar amidst police protection

Maruti Suzuki begins production at Manesar amidst police protection

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Indian auto giant Maruti Suzuki has begun the production at its Manesar facility on August 21, 2012 as announced before. But for now only 300 permanent workers will be working in a single shift from 8 am to 4:30 pm.

The plant was locked for nearly a month after the major violence had hit on July 18, 2012 in which one of the employees of the company was killed. The violence had broke out due to the clashes between the management and the workers.

Last week the company sacked a whopping 500 permanent workers for their alleged involvement in the case. The shares of the company were up by 1 percent in early trade at the Bombay Stock Exchange.

At the same time the company has also assured that it has identified the workers who were involved in the violence. Maruti said that they have lost confidence in them and that they will not be reinstated. The 500 people sacked also include the 114 people who were arrested by the police and are likely to face criminal charges. The company has also promised safe working environment and added that at least 500 Rapid Action Force personnel will guard the Manesar facility. 200 will be inside the premises, 300 outside the facility and 100 in each shift.