Auto giant Tata Motors lay off 700 more workers

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Jamshedpur, Nov 3 (UNI) Amid the ongoing financial slowdown and production slump, Tata Motors, the largest automobile manufacturer of India, today once again served 'No Work' notices on around 700 non-permanent workers of its Jamshedpur heavy vehilce plant bringing almost an end to the enagagement of around 3000 such workers.

The company last fortnight laid off around 700 non-permanent workers citing similar reasons. In addition, more than 1500 non-pemanent workers of various departments were aleady sitting because of general slump during monsoon.

Telco workers union general secretary Chandrabhan Prasad told UNI today that the company's had curtailed around 700 more workers because of the production slump.

'' There are a total of around 3000 non-permanent workers of which now almost all are jobless. The plant has also decreased the number of its operation shift to one from today. In normal days it is three and off late it was reduced to two. The production has now decreased to almost half from around 8500 units per month during the peak period to 3500 per month now,'' he said.

Meanwhile, Tata motors spokesperson Captain P J Singh claimed that 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.

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