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Work to resolve labour unrest, Haryana told

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Apprehending that the Gurgaon-Manesar belt may lose its “status” of fast-emerging auto hub conceding the advantage to the Southern Western states, Associated Chambers of Commerce and Indistry (Assocham) has suggested the Haryana government intervene to ensure the labour-related issues are sorted out at the plants-level only.

Expressing concern at the renewed labour trouble in the area, this time at the facility of another group, the Chamber said the conflicts in the plants would result in making the existing units unviable while no new investment will flow in the belt to a great detriment of the local population.

“The Haryana government must intervene so that the peaceful industrial relations in this belt of Haryana don’t suffer which ultimately will be a hit to the state economy,” said ASSOCHAM Secretary-General D S Rawat in a statement here.

After a bloody conflict at one of the units at Manesar, the problems are simmering again in this belt which was otherwise attracting large investments and creating job opportunities. Some of the automobile units have already set up their expansion plants outside the state feeling pressure from the trade unions.

The area has emerged as one of the major automobile hubs of the country thanks mainly to Maruti-Suzuki plant and others like Hero group’s plant. A large number of ancillaries have come up in the area and some of them have scaled up their status from ancillary to medium and large units. Many global auto vendors have also set-up their manufacturing plants in the area which is recently witnessing a spate of labour troubles. “There should be a fast realization amongst the workers and the government that the industry has to survive in highly cut-throat-global-competition,” said the secretary-general.