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Strike at Honda's Indian motorbike arm compounds broader woes

Labor relations face test as vehicle-sector recovery proves elusive

Scooters at a Honda factory in India. The conflict between the company and its workers stems from slumping sales in the country.   © Reuters

NEW DELHI -- Honda Motor's two-wheeler business in India is confronted with new challenges as the market sputters and workers continue a weeks-old strike.

A local subsidiary has been forced to halt production at its northernmost factory after staffers revolted against a decision not to extend the employment of some 200 contract workers.

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