When Ford India reached its final shutdown period, workers are now demanding higher compensation.
Ford India has a plan to stop car production in India. He even abandoned earlier announced plans for EV production. However, the company’s plan to leave smoothly was not successful. As the Ford India Maraimalai Nagar plant nears the final stage of shutdown, workers are worried. They have been demanding an increase in compensation for some time. Now the workers are on strike. Let’s look at the details.
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As many as 2,000 Ford Indian workers have been on strike since Monday. This includes workers inside and outside the shop. Workers are demanding a one-time increase in compensation before the final package is discussed. Of course, the company offered to pay 87 days’ salary and the previous amount of compensation for each year of service. This amount is at least 20 million rubles. However, workers are required to pay 385 days for each completed year.
Currently, the union hopes to get at least 50-60 days of growth in 87 days. The final discussions on payment will be held only after that. According to an official source, negotiations between the management and the trade union continued on Wednesday. In the event of a complete breach of these negotiations, the Department of Labor should begin conciliation proceedings in the presence of the Deputy Commissioner for Labor (who also visited the Ford plant on Tuesday).
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Ford has announced that India will close the plant after the last batch of 40,000 cars is released. To date, 36,000 have been built and shipped. With only 4,000 units left to build, the workers decided to make sure the requirements were met. There has been no production this week since the strike began. In addition to large compensation, employees want to work on future projects. It remains to be seen how quickly workers will receive their salaries. Tata Passenger Electric Mobility Limited (TPEML), a subsidiary of Tata Motors Ltd, and Ford India Private Limited (FIPL) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Government of Gujarat (GoG) today. FIPL Sanand Automobile Plant. This memorandum will continue over the next few weeks with the signing of final transaction agreements between TPEML and FIPL.