Ford Employees Stage Protest, Demand Tamil Nadu Government’s Intervention

Ford Employees Stage Protest, Demand Tamil Nadu Government’s Intervention

Ford Employees Stage Protest, Demand Tamil Nadu Government's Intervention

Ford has determined to finish native manufacturing of autos in India. (representational)


A bit of workers on the manufacturing facility of auto maker Ford India close to as we speak staged a protest towards the choice of the US-based firm to shut the manufacturing facility and sought the intervention of the Tamil Nadu authorities, Union sources stated.

Chief Minister MK Stalin, Industries Minister Thangam Thennarasu and senior authorities officers reportedly held a gathering on the Secretariat to resolve on additional plan of action.

In an announcement, the Chennai Ford Employees Union expressed ‘shock’ over the choice to close the manufacturing unit and demanded that the administration take various steps in the direction of making certain that the livelihood of the practically 2,700 workers doesn’t get affected.

The Union urged the corporate to not shut the ability and within the exigency of a closure, it ought to make sure the administration accommodates the workers to a different manufacturing unit in order that livelihood of the workers doesn’t get affected.

A gathering between the workers and administration held during the last two days didn’t yield desired outcomes which result in the protest by the workers in entrance of the manufacturing facility at Maraimalai Nagar located about 50 km from the town.

Some workers carrying manufacturing facility uniforms, backed by the Center of Indian Trade Unions (CITU), resorted to protest by elevating slogans demanding the state authorities’s intervention and to not shut the plant as introduced.

According to business specialists, following the closure of the ability, a number of 1000’s of jobs have been at stake as a number of ancillary firms that provide auto components to Ford India are likely to get affected.

Meanwhile, in response to question from PTI, Ford India stated the corporate was dedicated to working carefully with the workers and union to take care of these impacted by the restructuring of its enterprise.

On September 9, Ford stated it could shut its two manufacturing services in India and would promote solely imported autos within the nation as a part of a restructuring train.

The firm, which invested about $2.5 billion at its Chennai and Sanand (Gujarat) crops, would cease promoting autos such because the EcoSport, Figo and Aspire produced from these factories.

Meanwhile, AIADMK coordinator O Panneerselvam sought Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin’s quick intervention within the situation and make sure the firm’s facility at Maraimalai Nagar is saved afloat.

In an announcement, he stated the corporate introduced the closure of its plant right here within the second quarter of subsequent yr attributable to enormous accumulating losses and lack of development in a tough market. “The transfer will have an effect on the way forward for about 4,000 direct workers and likewise that of about 40,000 oblique staff. The way forward for micro, small and medium enterprises depending on Ford Motor can be very bleak,” the AIADMK coordinator stated. He appealed to the chief minister to offer reduction to the workers by sustaining the economic local weather within the State.

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