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Production at Tata Motors’ Pantnagar Plant Hit By Workers’ Agitation

Production at Tata Motors Ltd.’s Pantnagar manufacturing facility was partially hit today, after a section of workers resorted to agitation following the death of one of their colleagues due to a cardiac arrest on Saturday.

The plant in Uttarakhand produces the sub one-tonne mini-truck Tata Ace.

Confirming the partial loss of production, Tata Motors said the company is extending necessary support to the family according to its policy and the management is looking into resolving the issue amicably.

According to sources, a section of temporary and casual workers assembled at the plant when it opened today after the Sunday holiday, demanding monetary compensation and a job to one of the members of the deceased worker’s family, leading to disruption in production.

“It is a matter of personal loss to all of us... In line with the company policy, Tata Motors is extending necessary support to the family in this unfortunate situation,” a Tata Motors’ spokesperson said in a statement.

“In the light of the incident caused by natural death, some temporary workers are leading an agitation in the plant premises seeking unreasonable demands from the management. Owing to this, the production line operated by a set of these workers has been affected partially,” he said.

The rest of workmen, especially permanent employees, are continuing their normal work and extending their support in resolving the issue, the company spokesperson said. “The management is looking into this matter to resolve it amicably.”

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