More Maruti workers get bail

A few days ago, another 18 Maruti Suzuki workers received bail in Gurgaon and were released from jail. This now still leaves 16 workers in jail, including the union leadership group. The Maruti Suzuki struggle started four years ago by workers attempting to unionise and secure long term employment contracts. Their efforts have been met with repeated violence and repression by the company and the state. Notwithstanding this huge struggle, Maruti Suzuki continues to employ many workers on a temporary basis so that it can pay them less.