Bidadi, Karnataka, Dec 20 (Agency) Agitating workers of Toyota- Kirloskar Motor Company (TKM) here have decided to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and submit a memorandum appealing for his intervention to solve the unrest. At a meeting held here on Sunday, the TKM union members have decided to take a delegation to the Prime Minister with South Indian car Manufacturing Union Federation members and appeal to end more than 40 day agitation since the State government is not showing interest to intervene and protect the interests of the labourers.
The Federation has members of Union leaders from BMW, Ford, Nissan, Hyundai etc., TKM Workers Union President Prasanna Kumar told newsmen after the meeting that a delegation will go to Delhi, meet the Prime Minister and Union Minister for Labour and submit a memorandum. Meanwhile, former Karnataka Chief Minister and JDS leader H D Kumaraswamy urged the State government to intervene and resolve the issue. In a series of tweets he said that the TKM workers have been on agitation for the last 40 days. Differences between workers and the management, along with the State government’s non cooperation, were the main reasons for the crisis, he alleged. Coming down heavily on the company , who have utilized all benefits including land, water, are now showing their reckless attitude towards local workers. They should come for a compromise on the issue and settle immediately, he uged. Kumaraswamy also met the agitating workers and tried to solve the issue but in vain as there was difference of opinion among the management and unions to resolve the issue. Hence the government should intervene and sort out the workers problems.