Sunday, July 22, 2012

The Maruti Workers Struggle - 97 workers arrested

India's biggest car company stopped production at a factory in Manesar on Wednesday after a manager was killed and scores injured after a workers attacked officials, smashed equipment and set fire to parts of the plant.

Trade unionists have accused Maruti of anti-union  activities at the plant, shut for weeks last year due to labour unrest.

The Haryana Police on Sunday said it had arrested six more workers in relation with the attack on company executives 
at Maruti Suzuki’s Manesar factory on Wednesday that had resulted in the killing of a senior manager and injuries, 
many severe, to 100 others.

A senior police officer said, “So far, 97 workers have been arrested. Investigations are on. We are trying to trace the other
members of the workers’ union.”

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