The dispute between Toyota and its workers has taken another turn. Toyota’s workers have alleged that the company has hired additional staff and have petitioned the state Labour department against the same.
"We have petitioned the Labour Commissioner and the Chief Inspector (Factories) that the company is engaging contract labour in the line of production. This is illegal as the company don't have licence for this. They have licence only for support activities that include loading and unloading," TKMEU President Prasanna Kumar told PTI.
Prasanna also said "We have also got information that company is recruiting new contract labour. They might have recruited about 200 new contract labour in the last few days."
"We have complained about this also to the officials," he added.
The fate of this issue still seems unclear, but, it is evident that the company is facing a production crisis. If the issues pertain it will affect the production and possibly launch of the new Corolla Altis and Etios Cross.