The issues between Toyota Kirloskar Motors Ltd
(TKM), a Toyota Motors’ subsidy, and the Toyota Kirloskar Motors Employees Union (TKMEU), continue to be
unresolved at the Toyota Kirloskar Motor factory near Bangalore. (Bangalore is the state capital of Karnataka, India).
Nearly 1550 workers went on strike on January 3rd, 2006, in protestation of the dismissal of three colleagues. TKM had
the strikers locked out of the plant and resumed limited production with non-union workers.
A mediator who
met with both organizations separately on Monday was not able to reach a compromise with either party.