The company had earlier laid off 300 non-permanent workers on October 20 citing similar reasons. Telco Workers Union general secretary Chandrabhan Prasad told sources that the company had informed them about the curtailment of around 300 workers, because of the production slump. Telco Workers Union is registered union of Tata Motors.
There are a total of around 3,500 non-permanent workers, of which over 1,500 were already jobless, due to the general annual production slump during monsoon season. Now the company has decided to sit another 300 to counter the latest production crisis. They were served notices yesterday and were asked to not to come on work from today.
Earlier, 300 such workers from the engine and cab and coil divisions were retrenched from October 20, Prasad added.
Meanwhile, Tata Motors spokesperson P J Singh claimed that the retrenchment of the non-permanent workers was a normal process and was being done according to rotation due to production slump caused by several reasons apart form the global financial slowdown.