At least 50 per cent of the 2,000-odd employees at Ford's Chennai factory have agreed to restart work at the unit, a Ford India official said on Monday. The plant had to shut down due to a staff strike that started on May 30. The company also warned protesting workers of loss of pay, effective June 14, and urged them to get back to the shopfloor.
Ford said it would continue to hold talks with the unions. This comes after the company came out with a ‘non-negotiable’ severance package asking the workers to accept it or face legal action. According to a workers' union, only about 350 employees and not 50 per cent have accepted the company's offer to restart