Striking workers have halted production at Hyundai Motor’s Indian plant with the company saying it was seeking government intervention.

Hyundai Motor India said in a statement cited by Reuters some workers called for the strike demanding full re-instatement of dismissed employees, in violation of rules while conciliation on the issue is under way.

The sit-in strike by around 150 workers had forced Hyundai Motor India management to suspend production, resulting in a loss of 2,200 cars on Monday, the company said.

“The management is seeking government intervention and has also approached the Commissioner of Labour’s office for an early settlement to the dispute,” it said.

Hyundai Motor’s Indian plant produces cars for both local and export markets and employs around 10,000.