Honda Workers Go On Indefinite Hunger Strike At Jantar Mantar

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Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India's (HMSI) five workers have gone on an indefinite hunger strike protesting against the sacking of employees from the Tapukara unit. The All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC) has released a press statement confirming the strike.

The AITUC has claimed that many workers from Gurgaon-Manesar-Dharuhera industrial belt have gone on Dharna to support the demand for taking back 102 dismissed permanent workers and more than 2,000 contract workers of the HMSI's Tapukara plant.

AITUC has claimed that the HMSI management has dismissed contract workers and trainees from service of more than 2,000 in numbers along with 102 regular workers. The reason was that they were trying to form a union at the unit.

It further claimed that it has not been allowed to stage a protest either in front of the factory in Alwar or Jaipur for the last seven months due to "pressure from the management of the Japanese multinational". AITUC also said the "victimised workers" will be submitting their memorandum to the Union Labour and Employment Minister for taking back the sacked workers.

Story first published: Tuesday, September 20, 2016, 16:50 [IST]
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