"I have been told by the management of Maruti Suzuki on Oct 15 that it would hold talks with workers on Monday (to end the stalemate)," Haryana Labour Minister Shiv Charan Lal Sharma told PTI on Oct 15 after the striking workers vacated the premises complying with the Punjab and Haryana High Court order.
He, however, said the management had expressed fears that the workers who remained in the plants in the past few days might have caused harm to the machinery and other critical equipment.
"The management wanted to ensure that machinery and auto equipment, have not been damaged in any way by the workers during their stay in the factory premises. Therefore, it will carry out a through check of the plants," he said.
The minister said he had asked agitating workers to end the stand-off with the management. "I have told them (workers) that let the management carry out inquiry against the (44 permanent) workers. While casual workers are going to be absorbed with production getting normalise," he said.
The minister said fresh round of talks might happen without the involvement of Haryana Labour Department. "Only management and workers will hold talks to resolve their issue," he said.
Workers have been demanding reinstatement of 1,200 casual workers and 44 permanent workers without any inquiry.