Maruti Suzuki India Ltd., the maker of almost half the cars sold in India, said it resolved a labour dispute that disrupted production at one of its factories.
The Indian unit of Suzuki Motor Corp signed an agreement with workers at the plant in Manesar near New Delhi who will resume duties tomorrow, the company said in a statement yesterday.
The carmaker's sales fell 21 per cent to 85,565 vehicles in September from a year earlier because of the disruption at Manesar, Maruti Suzuki said in a separate statement yesterday. Domestic sales declined 17 per cent to 78,816 vehicles, while exports dropped 48 per cent to 6,749 units.
All workers will sign a "good-conduct bond," according to the statement. The bond was proposed by Maruti on August 29 after five employees were dismissed and 10 suspended for "deliberately causing quality problems."