Karnataka government on 10 October 2014 prohibited the ongoing strike at the auto component maker Bosch’s plant in Bangalore. The workers are on strike since 16 September 2014 in support of their demands pertaining to wages, benefits and regularisation of temporary workers.
The release from German automaker Bosch Ltd said prior to the order, the Labour Department had convened conciliatory meetings between the management and workers. However, the proceedings did not result in a mutually agreeable resolution.
It further said that it will continue to adopt a fair, but firm approach, and asked the workers to call off the strike, report to work and restore normalcy.
On the other hand, President of the employee union of Bosch Limited - MEA (MICO Employee’s Association) S. Prasanna Kumar declared that the strike will continue.
He also said that the Association also filed a writ petition in the Karnataka High Court challenging the conciliation being declared a failure by the government. The hearing is scheduled to take place on 13 October 2014.
About Bosch Ltd
Founded in 1951, Bosch Limited is India’s largest automotive component manufacturer and also one of the largest Indo – German companies in India.
Bosch Limited is also the flagship of the Bosch Group companies in India. The Bosch Group holds 71.18% stake in Bosch Limited.
The company is headquartered in Bangalore with manufacturing facilities at Bangalore, Naganathapura (near Bangalore), Nashik, Jaipur and Goa.
Who: Karnataka government
When: 10 October 2014