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CASE ANALYSIS-1

Industrial Conflict and Unrest at TOYOTA KIRLOSKAR MOTOR Company

Introduction

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC), the worlds second largest automobile manufacturer, had entered into the Indian market in 1997 through a joint venture with Kirloskar Group. The equity in b/w these two was in ratio of 89:11 respectively. The new entity was called Kirloskar Motor Private Limited (TKM). TKM established its manufacturing facility at Bidadi near Bangalore in the Indian state of Karnataka. The case deals with the labour unrest in the Bidadi plant. On January 08, 2006, the workers of the plant went on strike, which was followed by a lockout by the company. The conciliation process failed to resolve the dispute. Hence, the government resolve it.

THE DISPUTE On 5th Jan,2006- Three workers dismissed out of out of fifteen that had been suspended in February. Reasons-They were guilty of misconduct which include violent behaviour, disruption of work and assault on a supervisor.
The TKM Employee Union declare a strike.

Isuues/Problems

The strike by the union was to demand reinstatement of 3 employees who has been suspended, but management was not agree for this. The Union also demanded an improvement in the working conditions at the plant. Beacause of the strike, The Management declare an indefinite Lockout. TKMEU on the other handalleged that the management was trying to curb union activities by victimizing those who are parcticipating in Union activities.

In response the employee union said thad 3 employees were dismissed because they were actively participating in trade union.They further said the working conditions at plant was slave like.
The production was reduced to 30 vehicles per day from 90 vpd.

Causes of Disputes

The cause of suspend 3 employees was:


They were guilty of misconduct which include violent behaviour, disruption of work and assault on a supervisor.

The cause of strike was:


Suspension of 3 employees.
The working conditions of the plant.

Parties with reference to the problem

The parties with reference to the problem was:


TKM(Toyota Kirloskar Motor pvt. Ltd.) TKMEU(Toyota Kirloskar Motor Employees Union) And other was the Government.

The conciliation process failed to resolve the dispute. Hence, the government, in order to maintain its investor-friendly image, prohibited the strike. To resolve the conflict when the Sate Labour Authoroties(SLA) called both parties for a conciliatory meeting. After the meeting the DLC gave the following suggestions:::
The dismissal order for the three employees should be kept in abeyance until the Industrial Tribunal gave its judgement.The lockout should be lifted. No disciplinary action should be taken against the protesting workers.

The workers should withdraw the strike in order to maintain a peaceful work atmosphere.

Result

The Government of karnataka banned the strike by TKM workers. After a union meeting, the TKMEU announced that it was withdrawing its strike. TKM did not face any major problems due to the strike of the workers and the lockout at its plant.

The production was carried by those employees who are not part of the union. They produced 30 vehicles per day.

Solution

FOR EMPLOYERS:: Employers should watch over on desires and needs of employees. Employees should follow rules and regulations.

Employers shoud behave properly with the employers.

FOR EMPLOYEES:: Emloyees should follow rules and regulations. Employees should respect the siniors. Employees should work actively and with honesty.

Do you think that the lockout declared by the Toyota Motors was legal? Why? Do you think strike by the workman was illegal? Why or why not? Ans: According to me the lockout was legal because the strike was illegal, because the union did not give the notice before 14 days.

How would you interpret the above incident from the industrial relation perspective? Give your suggetion rectify the problem.
Ans:

suggetions are same as solutions:

FOR EMPLOYERS::

Employers should watch over on desires and needs of employees. Employees should follow rules and regulations. Employers shoud behave properly with the employers.

FOR EMPLOYEES:: Emloyees should follow rules and regulations. Employees should respect the siniors.

Employees should work actively and with honesty.

END OF CASE STUDY-1

CASE ANALISYS-2

The Airport Authority Strike Against Privatization

introduction

In feburary 2006, the employees of the Airport Authority of India struck work in protest against the privatization of the privatization. The Indian governments ambitious plan to privatize the modernization of the countrys two biggest airports at Mumbai and Delhi sparked off another major controversy, leading to strike, protests, threats, complaints and accusations. Thousand of Airport Athorities of India employees went on an indefinite strike against the governments privatization plans and a bidder who lost out moved the court challenging the airport bids.

Issues/Problems relating to the stike

The government awarded the modernization contractfor the Delhi and Mumbai airports,the countrys two busiest airport to two private consortia. The union of employees of AAI raised a fundamental question, were the airports in India so badly maintained that they needed to be modernized.

The government invited bids and financial tenders from private companies to build and maintain the two airports.

Parties with reference to the problem

The government. The employees of AAI.


Some major political parties supporting the strike.

Causes of Dispute

The main problem was that there are 449 airports in the country, among these the AAI owns and manages 5 international airports, 87 domestic airports and 28 civil enclaves at defense airfields and provides air traffic service qver the entire Indian airpace and adjoning ocean areas, but the infrastructure at all the airport has remained much below international benchmarks. The reason behind strike was that the airport employees feared that they will lose jobs if the government went went ahead with the modernization and eventual privatization. Because employees thank that the private companies that were going to rebuild these airports would throw out them.

Solution

The employees should had to wait for the modernization after that if they were dismissed then they should take any action. The government should made sure that their jobs were secure.

END OF CASE STUDY-2


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