June 7 (Reuters) – Production at Hyundai Motor’s Indian plant has been halted due to workers’ strike, a company official said on Monday, after Yonhap News reported workers had occupied part of the South Korean carmaker’s Chennai plant.
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The Hyundai official in Seoul, who declined to be identified, could not provide further detail. Yonhap said the workers in the sitdown were demanding previously fired colleagues be reinstated.
Hyundai Motor Co (005380.KS), South Korea’s top auto maker, is the No. 2 brand in the fast-growing Indian market, competing with Maruti Suzuki (MRTI.BO). Its Indian plant produces cars for both local and overseas markets. (Reporting by Rhee So-eui; editing by Karen Foster)