Hyundai India: Workers force plant shutdown

Hyundai India: Workers force plant shutdown

05/25/2021

More than 300 plant workers have reportedly tested positive and about 7-8 employees have lost their lives.

According to a media report, Hyundai will suspend operations at its Chennai unit for a week due to rising Covid-19 cases within the premises.

It is said that workers have been raising their demand to shut down plant operations for five days as Covid-19 cases are on the rise. On Monday, the first shift even refused to work on the shop floor after more than 300 workers had reportedly tested positive and about 7-8 employees had lost their lives over the past few days.

Initially, Hyundai plans to temporarily suspend plant operations for a period of 5 days, between May 25 to May 29, 2021.

The Hyundai plant near Chennai employs close to 2,000 workers. The plant operates in three shifts and has been running at full capacity due to high demand.

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