Independent researcher Sourindra Ghosh writes on the Maruti-Suzuki labour incidents - "Unfortunately, this is the industrialization model of India – which at any cost opposes the constitutionally granted workers’ right to unionise, uses any opportunity to break and de-recognise trade unions, and imposes un-constitutional conditions like in this case by MSIL that MSWU will not be affiliated to any Central Trade Union. It is the duty of the State and the Government to see that the law of the land is followed and protected. In this case, the first step in that direction would be to set-up a free and independent inquiry to look into the matter. "
V. Krishna Ananth, senior journalist and associate professor in the department of mass communication and journalism at Sikkim University pens this reaction to the media response to the incidents in the Maruti-Suzuki plant in Manesar, Haryana.
A blog post on the recent incidences at the Maruti Suzuki plant in Manesar taking recourse to one of the greatest satirists in world cinema, Charlie Chaplin.
This is a press release from representatives of the Students' Federation of India, Democratic Youth Federation of India and the Janwadi Mahila Samiti, who protested in front of the Maruti Suzuki headquarters in New Delhi in solidarity with striking Maruti Suzuki workers.
In his response to our article “Workers' Struggle in Maruti Suzuki”, the General Manager-Corporate (GM-C) of Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) has alleged that we have “left out the management's view, thus distorting the picture”. (Hindu Op-Ed Page, September 29). Let us see whether he has been able to clear the air by presenting credible facts and persuasive arguments on behalf of the MSIL management.
The workers of the Maruti Suzuki India Limited's (MSIL) plant in Haryana's Manesar have been agitating since August-end against the dismissal and suspension of more than 60 of their colleagues and the management's insistence on their signing a ‘good conduct bond' before they are allowed to enter the plant. The MSIL management's obdurate refusal to recognise the MSEU lies at the heart of the dispute.
In what has been termed a "success", workers at the Manesar plant of the Maruti Suzuki automobile company managed to wrest concessions from plant management setting in motion the planned creation of a new independent union. Newsclick India, an alternate media webzine managed to get exclusive information and images of protesting workers. The video is embedded below, courtesy Newsclick.