At a time when jobs cuts have become commonplace across several industry segments, MG Motor India has emerged as an exception
Although production has been stopped at the company’s Halol facility and there’s a lot of uncertainty about the future, MG Motor has taken the pledge that not even a single job will be cut in 2020. Decisions like these are rare and it shows that MG Motor considers its employees as one big family. The announcement was made by Rajeev Chaba, President & Managing Director, MG Motor India on his Twitter handle.
Rajeev’s tweet has been receiving a lot of praise from Twitter users. There are talks that other businesses should also follow a similar approach in these challenging times when coronavirus pandemic is wreaking havoc across the globe. Some MG car owners responded by saying that they are feeling proud of the company’s decision. We believe that MG Motor employees will be most relieved with this announcement, as there’s unprecedented stress arising from worries about the future.
It’s good to see that businesses like MG Motor are coming forward to provide the necessary help in the times of crisis. To support the fight against coronavirus pandemic, MG Motor has also launched the Affordable Ventilator Challenge. The plan is to develop an affordable ventilator that can be produced quickly and made available in the market in the shortest possible time.
No Job Cuts – MG Motor India
Ventilators are the key to effective treatment of critically ill Covid-19 patients. The current stock of ventilators in hospitals won’t be enough to deal with the massive influx of Covid-19 patients, which is expected in the coming months. MG Motor will give a grant of Rs 10 lakh to the contest winner and provide production support at its Halol plant.
MG Motor has also launched special initiatives for its customers in view of the coronavirus pandemic. As coming to showrooms may be risky for customers, MG Motor has launched home delivery of its Hector and ZS EV cars. The company will also ensure that these cars are properly sanitized before delivery to customers.
Most vulnerable areas like steering wheel and seats will be fully covered at the time of delivery. This will reduce the risk of contamination. The delivery executives have also been instructed to strictly adhere to recommended hygiene and sanitization guidelines.
MG Motor had been facing a slowdown in sales in recent months, as its supply chain from China has been impacted due to coronavirus. However, the company is confident that sales will bounce back when things start to normalize. MG has aggressive plans for the Indian market and several new car launches are expected this year such as Hector Plus and Gloster SUV.