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Labour strife in India's manufacturing hubs may undermine Modi's jobs push

Yamaha, Royal Enfield most affected by strikes near Chennai


Labour unrest is on the rise at two centres in India where motorcycles and components are manufactured, underlining the problems Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government faces in creating new manufacturing jobs that are sustainable and pay attractive wages. Motorbike makers, such as Japan's Yamaha, and India's Eicher Motors - maker of the iconic Royal Enfield motorcycles - have been hit hard by walkouts, although major carmakers have been largely unscathed. The workers are mainly demanding higher pay and job security, particularly by getting employers to ...

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First Published: Mon, October 15 2018. 21:05 IST