Chennai Plant near Oragadam in Tamil Nadu has been allowed to continue
production by the Madras High Court, as reported by PTI.
The automakers have been directed by the
court to address the issues raised by the state government with respect to the
safety of the workforce due to Covid-19. The operations at the Chennai factories
have been kept at a halt because the workers went on strike, complaining that
the safety protocols have not been maintained.
K Balaji Krishnan, President, represented
the writ petition from the labour union of workmen, on which interim orders
have been passed by the first bench of Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee and
Justice Senthilkumar Ramamoorthy. The justice also gave a go-ahead to the
company to follow pandemic-related norms.
According to the judges, the management has
shown concern related to the safety and health of the workmen, considering the
current Covid scenario. They also said that no safety measure will be ignored
at the workplace. The court also said that as there is a high risk of catching
the infections, workers cannot be immediately faulted if they are being
apprehensive. The issues that have been raised by the Directorate of Industrial
Safety should be taken care of by the management if they wish to continue
As per a spokesperson at Nissan, the
company has resumed operations by taking all health and safety measures.
Source – Car and Bike