Maruti Suzuki struggle & solidarity

The Maruti Suzuki dispute is important for the workers involved, but it is also important for all the workers in the Gurgaon industrial area, and for auto workers worldwide. It is a dispute that might encourage many workers decide that struggle and solidarity are the way forward.

Kolkata workers in West Bengal have rallied in support of the Suzuki workers. As reported last week, industrial actions by workers of Maruti-Suzuki factories is still ongoing. New rounds of negotiations are continuing and there are significant gains, but the sticking points remain recognition of the workers union, re-instatement of all dismissed employees and work conditions. For interviews with the workers, see here. The Maruti Suzuki workers have put out an appeal letter asking for solidarity actions in support of their demands.