Manesar, Oct 15: The workers on strike at Suzuki Powertrain India Ptd (SPIL) and Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt Ltd (SMIPL) vacated factory premises this morning, following an order from the Haryana government.
The workers at the two companies have been on strike since October 7 in support of their colleagues who have struck work at Maruti Suzuki India's (MSI) Manesar plant.
“We have decided to vacate the plant as per the government order but we will continue our strike,” SMI Employees Union President Anil Kumar told PTI. Similarly, workers at SPIL are leaving the factory which they have occupied since October 7.
“We are vacating the plant premises under compulsion as police have threatened action but we will continue to be on strike outside the plant,” SPI Employees Union President Sube Singh Yadav said.
Taking a tough stand, the Haryana government on Thursday declared the strike by the workers at the three entities of Suzuki Motor Corp in India illegal and initiated process to cancel registrations of unions at SPIL and SMIPL.
Last evening, the striking workers of MSI's Manesar plant had vacated the premises, following an order from the Punjab and Haryana High Court.
The workers of the country's largest car-maker have been on strike demanding the reinstatement of about 1,200 casual workers.
They are also demanding that 44 permanent workers, who have been suspended after a settlement agreement was signed on October 1 to end a 33-day-long standoff, must also be taken back.
Yesterday, MSI had sacked 25 more workers at its Manesar plant. The firm On October 9 had dismissed 10 workers and five trainees, while another 10 were suspended. Meanwhile, the company said there was no production at the Manesar plant.
The main plant at Gurgaon is also shut as part of a two-day closure due to constraints of engines and transmission supply from SPIL. PTI