Indian car workers win secure employment

A four day strike by over 6,000 workers at the Tata Motors' Jamshedpur plant in north east India, ended with the workers winning secure employment for an extra 200 of their colleagues. Given that there are over 4,000 workers employed on insecure contracts, this arrangement is still unsatisfactory. That this strike began due to minor issues over pay discrepancies is an indication of the pressures that car workers are feeling in India. While there have been many struggles by car workers in recent years, the repression has also been savage (see here, here and here)

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