(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
September 02, 2012
‘TUs will Resist Maruti Suzuki’s
Summary Retrenchment of Workers’
OUR country’s financial system and economic stability will be in peril if the proposed Banking Laws Amendment Bill is allowed to be passed, felt the Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) president A K Padmanabhan while congratulating the 10 lakh employees in banking sector for their successful strike against this Bill.
Addressing media persons in
A national convention of eleven central trade
unions will be organised in
Referring to the Maruti Suzuki management’s decision to remove 500 workers and restart production under heavy police cover, Padmanabhan asserted that this will not be allowed. Already the trade unions in Haryana are fighting against this unitedly and the central trade unions are fully supporting the struggle. He referred to the huge joint rally held by workers in Gurgaon on August 17 protesting this move of Maruti Suzuki management. He charged the management of violating all labour laws of the country by summarily retrenching the workers. He demanded an independent inquiry into the incidents of violence on July 18 in view of different versions emerging about it.
The state of affairs in Maruti’s Manesar plant is
only one example of the kind of brutal exploitation of workers
being done by MNCs, whose rate of profit is much higher than
Indian private companies. High contractorisation, paltry
payment, no social security benefits etc mark these workplaces.
The CITU leader demanded that the government of
CITU secretary Dr K Hemalata announced that a Maha
padav (mass sit-in) protest programme will be held in
The CITU has decided to take up their issues in a big way and as part of it presently there is a countrywide campaign at ground level to explain the injustice done to these workers among people. This campaign will culminate in the Maha padav, said Hemalata. Efforts will be made to involve the beneficiaries of these schemes also in this struggle.
CITU AP state president M Saibabu and secretary K Dhanalakshmi also participated in the media conference.