After Major Sales Drop, Ashok Leyland Declares ‘Non-Working’ Days

At Bhandara, Maharashtra the number of non-working days will be 10, while for Pantnagar in UP, it will be 18.

Published26 Sep 2019, 04:44 PM IST
India
2 min read

Ashok Leyland declared 'non-working days' for five of its factories across India, on Monday, 23 September, days after it reported a sharp drop of 47 percent in its sales for the month of August.

The official notice issued by the company.
The official notice issued by the company.
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The commercial vehicle major said that “due to weak demand of our products” the company will see “non-working days” at various plant “locations during September 2019.”

The statement further reads, “As the sluggishness and contraction in the commercial vehicle market continues, it has been decided to continue the corrective actions to safeguard the interest of the company.”

The wages payable for the non-working days will be decided after discussion with Ashok Leyland Employees Union (ALEU).

At Ennore in Chennai, the number of non-working would be 16, 1 at Hosur, while at Alwar, Rajasthan it would be 10. At Bhandara, Maharashtra the number of non-working days will be 10, while for Pantnagar in UP, it will be 18. In a statement issued earlier, the company had said that it sold a total of 9,231 units in August, down from 17,386 units sold during the corresponding month in 2018.

The company’s sales of goods carriers — light, medium and heavy trucks — came down to 7,432 units last month from 15,945 units sold in August 2018.

On the other hand, bus sales last month went up to 1,799 units from 1,441 units sold in August 2018.

(With inputs from IANS)

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