Automobile production units

Workers bear the brunt of manufacturing slowdown

Print edition : September 13, 2019

Workers of Shivam Auto Tech Limited at Binola in Gurgaon, Haryana, who were suspended for demanding increment. For many companies, the slowdown is an excuse to deny workers their due. Photo: T.K. Rajalakshmi

Maruti vehicles parked at its Manesar plant where production was affected owing to employees’ participation in a nationwide strike on February 21, 2013. Photo: Ramesh Sharma

Sunil Bohra , executive director and group CFO of Minda Industries. Markets are down by nearly 20-25 per cent, he says. Photo: By Special Arrangement

Even as industry laments the reduction in its rates of profit, the brunt of the slowdown is being borne by the blue-collar workforce, mainly the temporary and casual workers.
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