LML to remain shuttered through 2006

LML employees continued their protests last week, going to the district magistrate’s office to chastize the government for their lack of involvement. The Indian government has been publicly supportive of the workers, but has done little to end the lockout or secure promised payments. Monday, at a meeting between Indian labor officials, LML managment, and the union, an LML official aanounced that there was no chance the factory would resume production within the next six months. No agreement was reached as workers continued to demand payments (few workers have been paid since January 2006) and more effective government intervention. It’s now very safe to say 2006 Stellas are out of the question.