Japanese management of Maruti has a knack of doing wrong things all the time. In the previous strike ( not the latest) , they have taken a very rigid stand and the issue gone to the extent of "voilent incidents". Maruti idendified the trouble shooters and paid them huge money for accepting their termination. They thought, the matter ends there without looking into the real issues. After few months, the real issues cropped up again, and as usual they have taken a rigid stand and declared lockout in their Manesar plant and sent signals that they move the plant to Gujarat. Now they gave 75% raise of salaries of all categories of employees for a 3 years settlement. By doing that, they have opened pandora`s box for other units around the region and this settlement will become the benchmark for negotiations.
I feel they have learned thier lessons well. Instead of negotiating with union leaders (like Sonu Gujjar) last year, and giving them hefty packages , the management should have done salary increases. It would have created tremendous goodwill
The Maruti mgt has done more than enough. Poblems in Gurgaon plant are not of money, but they relate to aggressiveness, obstinacy and arrogance of the persons instigating the workers. Because of proximity to Delhi, the Gurgon villagers have become multi millionairs. They dont care for the jobs.
Crime has increased.
On top it all, the State Govt is neither people friendly nor industry friendly. Hence the problems. Even after an increase of 75%, there will be labour problems within weeks or months.
If the news of hiking Gurgaon workers salaries 75% is right, leaving about the management has done enough or not. why there is a steep increase if its due to strike means it questions he reliability of manpower politics in India or if it is rightful increase it questions about governance system for not making management of companies to hike the salaries on regular basis taking inflation under consideration . So are the workers exploited or they are blackmailing the management? its a billion dollar question