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Hyundai workers again threaten strike

Hyundai Motor India said that a section of its workers belonging to an unrecognized union at its Chennai plant have threatened to go on strike from December 5th 2009 which could hurt its production. Hyundai Motor India in a statement said that "Hyundai Motor India has received a faxed communication dated November 19 from the unrecognized union stating that they wil) resort to direct action from December 5.”

It added that if such an action is resorted to, then it will disrupt production resulting in loss of revenues and delayed distribution schedules and will act as a deterrent to industrial peace and harmony in Tamil Nadu. According to people in the know of the development, workers belonging to the Hyundai Motor India Employees Union, which has support of about 300 workers, have threatened to go on strike, ahead of the upcoming workers committee elections.

The strike threat comes within four months of the company and workers had signed a memorandum of understanding in July this year ending a six day strike. Mr A Soundararajan, Tamil Nadu state general secretary of Centre of Indian Trade Unions, who spearheaded the strike in July and who is again leading the workers this time was unavailable for comments.

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