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Strike At Maruti Plant Looms Large Over Gurgaon-Manesar Belt

Manesar, June 9: The strike at Maruti Suzuki India's (MSI) plant is threatening to spread to Gurgaon-Manesar belt, with a panel of workers of various firms in the region warning of a similar stir if

PTI [ Updated: June 09, 2011 20:13 IST ]
strike at maruti plant looms large over gurgaon manesar belt
strike at maruti plant looms large over gurgaon manesar belt

Manesar, June 9: The strike at Maruti Suzuki India's (MSI) plant is threatening to spread to Gurgaon-Manesar belt, with a panel of workers of various firms in the region warning of a similar stir if demands of their agitating colleagues' at India's largest carmaker are not met.


A concerned state government said authorities were trying their best to end the standoff between agitating workers and management, even as the Haryana Labour department said it could take three months to give nod to the new union of MSI workers at the Manesar plant.

“If the issues are not resolved immediately, then a similar strike can happen in other factories in the Gurgaon-Manesar industrial belt,” AITUC Gurgaon District Secretary Harjeet Grover, who is also the General Secretary of HMSI Employees Union, told PTI.

He said a joint committee comprising representatives of all trade unions and various elected members from unions in different companies, including Hero Honda, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) and Rico Auto, has been formed to support the MSI workers.

Reacting to the development, Haryana Industries Minister Randip Singh Surjewala expressed concern but insisted that authorities were trying their best to end the standoff between agitating workers and management.

“We are concerned that no industrial dispute takes place which has the capacity to hamper growth (of automobile industry),” he said. PTI

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