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Author Majumdar, Supratim, author

Title Labour unrest at Toyota : the decision dilemma / written by Supratim Majumdar
Published Hyderabad, Telangana : IBS Case Development Centre, [2006]
copyright 2006
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Description 1 online resource (11 pages) : illustrations
Series Human resource management online (text)
Summary Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC), the world's second largest automobile manufacturer, had entered into the Indian market in 1997 through a joint venture with Kirloskar Group. The new entity was called Kirloskar Motor Private Limited (TKM). TKM established its manufacturing facility at Bidadi near Bangalore in the Indian state of Karnataka. The case deals with the labour unrest in the Bidadi plant. The workers of the plant went on strike, which was followed by a lockout by the company. The conciliation process failed to resolve the dispute. Hence, the government, in order to maintain its investor-friendly image, prohibited the strike. On receiving the news, the company lifted the lockout, but placed the condition that workers resuming duty will have to sign a good conduct declaration. The declaration stated that the workers would, henceforth, maintain discipline in the plant and ensure full production. The union agreed to call off the strike, but declined to sign the declaration. The company, however, strictly mentioned that if the workers did not sign the declaration, they would not be allowed to enter the plant. According to the union representatives, if both the parties remained rigid on their stands, it would again lead to lockout. TKM management was in a dilemma over handling the situation. The case discusses in detail, the dispute between the TKM management and the workers' union and the developments with respect to it. It will help the students to discuss on the possible ways of resolving the dispute by the management
Notes Case study reference no.: HRM0036K
Title from resource description page (viewed May 26, 2015)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 11)
Notes In English
Subject Toyota Jidōsha Kabushiki Kaisha -- Case studies.
Labor disputes -- India -- Case studies.
Personnel management -- India -- Case studies.
Strikes and lockouts -- India -- Case studies.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Form Electronic book