Lockout at Arkonam tyre plant: MRF

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Chennai, May 18: Following a labour unrest in the factory, MRL Ltd on Monday, May 18 announced a lockout at its Arkonam plant in Tamil Nadu.

Since May 9 over 3,000 employees of MRF in Arkonam and Puducherry were on a 'sit-in' strike within the premises of the respective facilities. The workers went on strike as they were not happy with the management as the company denied recognition to it. MRF management also had dismissed about 150 labourers so far.

The Arkonam plant produces 10,500 radial tyres a day, while MRF's Puducherry unit makes 26,000 units of tyre and 42,000 tubes a day.

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