November 6, 2012 / 7:02 AM / 5 years ago

Maruti Suzuki hit by worries about protests

Reuters Market Eye - Shares in Maruti Suzuki India (MRTI.NS) fall 1.6 percent after The Economic Times reports workers are planning a hunger strike and other peaceful protests to force the management to take back the 548 employees sacked after the deadly violence in July that hit production.

A worker cleans a Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire car as he is being reflected on a car at the company's stock yard at Sanand in Gujarat October 30, 2012. REUTERS/Amit Dave/Files

Maruti Suzuki hit by protest fears at Manesar plant

The workers are being organised by former union Maruti Suzuki Workers Union, Economic Times reports, citing a union official.

MSWU is no longer operational after instigating the July violence, according to the report.

A Maruti official confirms to Reuters that former workers were protesting, which would have no impact on production.

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