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Hero Honda workers go on strike

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New Delhi, Apr 11 (UNI) Workers at the Gurgaon plant of Hero Honda, the country's second largest motorcycle maker, have gone on strike since yesterday.

Official sources said around 2500 contractual employees have put down their tools since then.

The employees are demanding immediate regularisation of 1000 workers. After this they want 100 of them to be regularised every month on a seniority basis.

Salaries must also be deposited in banks and employees must be given ATM cards. Workers are getting their salaries in cash at present.

They are also demanding that compensatory offs be given to them, besides medical policies as per the company rules.

Hero Honda works in three shifts. Work has stopped since the second shift at 1430 hrs yesterday.

Hero Honda produces 6,200 motorbikes per day, which the company plans to ramp up to 7,000 a day.

The company has 1200 permanent employees, whereas the number of casual employees is 4000.

UNI SR RA PC HT1628

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