Around 500 employees of Hyundai India went on sudden indefinite fast protesting the alleged absence of management representatives for a conciliatory meeting to end the strike at Sriperumbudur unit. Members of the Hyundai Motor India Employees Union commenced the fast at the office of the Commissioner of Labour. The union has been spearheading an indefinite strike since 20th April, 2009 demanding recognition and solution to some labour-related issues.

“After participating in four conciliation meetings, the representatives from the management did not come for the last three meetings. Therefore, we went on an indefinite fast today,” CITU Tamil Nadu President A Sounderrajan, who is also the President of the Hyundai employees union, said. He added the fast would continue till a solution is arrived at.

The company’s production at the plant was 90% on Monday. Earlier, the strike notice was issued on 18th March, 2009.