Occupy Suzuki

Last week we reported that the Maruti Suzuki workers had lost their dispute. However the company has continued victimising workers, so the struggle has escalated again and the Maruti Suzuki factory in Gurgaon, near Delhi, is occupied. Two other Suzuki factories in the area are on strike in solidarity with the workers in their demands for recogniton of their union, re-instatement of sacked workers and the lifting of punitive work conditions. Unionists from other companies are providing solidarity. The Punjab and Haryana High Court has directed the workers to leave the factory, but refused to declare the workers' strike illegal. Police are assembled at the factory. Read the International Metalworkers Federation report here. Watch a video of the occupation here.

Read the Appeal from the Mariti Suzuki union