Labour unrest plagues Maruti Suzuki yet again
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- 11:38 am, July 19, 2012
Workers take a violent route at the Manesar plant, injuring managerial staff and burning down vehicles.
Maruti Suzuki has been the target of labour unrest for quite a while now. And while the dust had seemingly settled, yet another fight has broken out between the labour union and managerial staff at the carmaker's Manesar plant. The fight intensified to the extent of causing injuries to the staff, a death and the burning down of property and cars at the plant.
An argument and casteist remarks between a worker and his senior reportedly led to the dismissal of the worker. The newly established Maruti Suzuki Workers Union (MSWU) got involved in the situation and demanded immediate action on the scenario and revocation of the suspended worker. The union even threatened to seal the premises and preventing the staff from leaving the facility until the revocation was done. The company officials sensed violence and sought police help.
However, things went out of control as the workers took a violent route - burning down property and cars at the Manesar plant. As per the statement given by the police to the Press Trust of India, one person succumbed to burns while a dozen other were injured. The police brought the situation under control and more than 3000 workers were take out of the Manesar plant premises.
Maruti Suzuki has been a victim of such labour unrests for quite some time now and the MSWU was put into place to prevent such mishaps from happening. But the violent outburst by the union only presents a bad picture about the work culture in our automobile industry.
First Published on 11:38 am, July 19, 2012
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