“The suspended C shift operations of the above mentioned period (18 shifts) will be treated as 50% paid holidays (9 shifts) and 50% compensatory holidays (9 shifts). Accordingly, employees will have to compensate for 9 shifts,” said the communication.
When contacted, a Hyundai Motor India spokesman said: “Adhering to the strict safety guidelines and compliance of the state government, we have resumed our plant operations in two shifts from May 31, 2021. We are closely monitoring the pandemic situation in the state and supporting the communities for an early recovery. We remain committed to undertaking initiatives to support our employees as their safety is our utmost priority.”
Hyundai had earlier suspended complete operations last week due to the Covid pandemic spread and production at the Sriperumbudur plant began from Sunday May 30 onwards.
Last week almost all the big factories — including the likes of Royal Enfield, Ford, Nissan, Yamaha among others —in the Oragadam-Sriperumbudur belt suspended operations due to the pandemic situation. Some factories also saw worker sit-ins as the unions negotiated with management for better insurance and other support in case of medical emergencies.