Labour Issues

Locked out at Toyota

Print edition : May 02, 2014

Employees outside the Toyota facility in Bidadi near Bangalore after the company halted production at its two factories on March 20 amid a dispute regarding wages. Photo: AFP

A worker adjusts components on an assembly line at the Toyota Kirloskar Auto Parts factory in Bidadi, a 2005 photograph. According to the workers’ union, the workload is constantly tweaked to market needs. Photo: Dibyangshu SARKAR/AFP

The prolonged lockout at global auto major Toyota’s Indian facility over a wage dispute with its workers highlights the fragility of its famed production system.
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