Toyota Kirloskar lifts lockout and allows plant operations to resume
Date: 13 Jan 2021
Kirloskar Motor has announced that it has resumed production at its plant with
over 1200 team members. The company had declared a second lockout on November
23, 2020 following “the continued illegal strike by Toyota Kirloskar Motor
Employees Union”. The TKM Management decided to withdraw the lock-out, without
any compromise to discipline and productivity.
Kirloskar Motor has made this official statement on January 12, 2021: In-light
of the continued illegal strike by Toyota Kirloskar Motor Employees Union, the
management was forced to announce a second lock-out on November 23rd 2020.
However, the company had resumed production with over 1200 team members who had
expressed their intention to work with discipline, through a simple undertaking
of good behaviour. Thereafter, in view of a recent meeting held between Dr.
Ashwathnarayan, Honourable Deputy Chief Minister, Government of Karnataka with
the TKM management and having observed a gradual improvement in safety
situation, both inside and outside the company premises, TKM Management have
decided to withdraw the lock-out, without any compromise to discipline and
will be in the interest of both team members and their families as well as the
company. Consequent to the lifting of the lockout, operations will enhance with
effect from second shift of January 12, 2021 in both the plants. Employees
returning to work will sign a simple undertaking for good conduct and report to
work. The Suspension Pending Enquiry of 66 unionized employees for serious
misconducts will continue and domestic enquiries will be conducted adhering to
the principles of Natural Justice.
believe that our success depends upon the dedication of our team members.
Furthermore, as a people centric company, TKM has been at the forefront of
providing a conducive working environment including competitive compensation
packages, as well as unique welfare measures over and above the statutory requirements,
to improve the quality of life of its workforce. As a world-class manufacturing
company, we will continue to introduce favourable and unique policies that
support our employee while further fostering a safe and rewarding working
environment that suits the diverse needs of our team members and their
families. The safety and well-being of all our stakeholders and especially our
employees being of utmost importance to us, and we would like to emphasize that
basic discipline will continue to be the cornerstone of our business principles
and we will not compromise on behaviour and acts that threaten Toyota’s safety
philosophy and its brand value in the country.
are extremely grateful to the Government of Karnataka, Labour department,
Police Department and other authorities for lending their strong support in
restoring peace in and around the plant premises and assuring the protection of
loyal employees who have and will return to work. Over the years, TKM has
nurtured a strong bond with the state of Karnataka and we will actively promote
this spirit not only within Toyota but will continue to support the community
at large while upholding the state’s conducive business environment.