Due to the continued strike by Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) Employees Union, the company management had announced a second lockout at the two facilities on November 23, 2020. Later, the company had resumed production with over 1,200 team members who had expressed their intention to work with discipline, through a simple undertaking of good behaviour.
“In view of a recent meeting held between Ashwathnarayan, Deputy Chief Minister, Karnataka with the TKM management and having observed a gradual improvement in safety situation, both inside and outside the company premises, the company management has decided to withdraw the lockout, without any compromise to discipline and productivity,” a TKM spokesperson said in a statement. “Consequent to the lifting of the lockout, operations will enhance with effect from second shift of January 12, 2021 in both the plants,” it said. Employees returning to work will sign a simple undertaking for good conduct and report to work, it added.