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Hyundai and the Renault-Nissan alliance plan to halt production at their plants in Tamil Nadu, India, following employee unrest amid rising COVID-19 cases in the state.


Employees at the Renault-Nissan plant in Tamil Nadu plan to go on strike this week halting activity for an unknown number of days. The workers have cited flouted safety norms despite rising COVID-19 cases for the strike, according to media reports on Monday.

Workers’ unions at both Renault-Nissan and Hyundai have been at the forefront of these unrests following concerns over unsafe work conditions.


Hyundai India, on the other hand, has granted five days’ leave starting this Tuesday to its employees at the factory that is also located in the same state in southern India after union representatives reached out to the management.


Tamil Nadu is said to have reported 30,000 COVID-19 cases last week, according to media reports, one of the highest instances in the country. The state government announced a partial lockdown beginning May 31 this year, though, automobile units remained operational. 

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