Hyundai Renault-Nissan plant faces COVID-19-related shutdown

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Customers looking forward to the delivery of new Hyundai, SUV and Renault-Nissan products may face delays in returning home for their new cars, as all three brands’ factories in Tamil Nadu are facing COVID-19-related issues.

  • Hyundai India factory will be closed from May 25 to May 29, 2021
  • Renault-Nissan workers will go on strike on May 26, 2021
  • Tamil Nadu is currently one of the hardest-hit states in India

Hyundai plant ceases production: May 2021

Hyundai Motor India will suspend plant operations for five days starting today, from May 25, 2021 to May 29, 2021. In the growing COVID-19 crisis in Tamil Nadu, both Hyundai Motor India and Renault-Nissan India are facing temporary factory problems. Due to the turmoil in the workforce, Chennai closed the factory. Workers said that although the state government allows automakers to continue production in accordance with safety regulations, it is understood that automakers have not met the safety regulations related to COVID-19.

Hyundai Motor India said in a statement: “Considering the current pandemic, Hyundai’s management has decided to temporarily suspend plant operations for a period of 5 days, starting from tomorrow, May 25, 2021, to May 29, 2021. , The company has taken several positive and incremental measures to maintain health and ensure the health of the entire workforce.”

It is believed that the decision to continue the five-day suspension of production at the two Sriperumbudur factories was due to the sit-in protests by many workers before resuming operations on that day.

In terms of new model releases, the three-row Hyundai Castle will Launch in India sometime next month.

Renault-Nissan workers strike: May 2021

At the same time, it is said that workers at the Renault-Nissan plant in Tamil Nadu will go on strike from Wednesday.Workers at Renault-Nissan India and its factory in Tamil Nadu Engage in legal disputesAfter that, the workers petitioned the court for violating the social distancing norms and the health benefits provided by the company exceeded their lives, asking them to stop operations.

As one of the most severely affected states in India, Tamil Nadu (Tamil Nadu) is currently reporting more than 30,000 cases per day for a long period of time. The state is an automobile hub and has been blocked until May 31, but some factories, including automobile factories, are allowed to continue to operate.

The secretary-general of the Renault-Nissan India Workers’ Union, Murti, who represents all 3,500 permanent factory workers, told Reuters: “This is a matter of life and livelihood.” Its family members are responsible for any risks.” The Renault-Nissan plant also employs 3,000 contract workers, 2,500 employees and 700 apprentices.

Renault-Nissan’s court documents on May 16 show that it had pending export orders for approximately 35,000 vehicles from May to October. Failure to fulfill them may result in fines and business losses.For the recently launched flights, it has 45,000 pending domestic bookings Nissan Magnesite with Renault Kiger Compact SUV. The company’s petition stated that it always puts the safety of its employees first and “spare no effort” to ensure that the infection does not spread.

Sricharan R, automotive professional

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