News: Sacked Maruti workers claim 'recapturing' of union

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Sacked Maruti workers claim 'recapturing' of union

The provisional committee of the Maruti Suzuki Workers Union (MSWU), consisting mostly of sacked workers from the Manesar plant after violence in the plant premises on July 2012, have claimed victory in the union elections held last week. In a press release, MSWU (regd no 1923) said they had reclaimed the union after two years by winning 11 out of 12 posts. On Saturday, at a gate meeting, the new elected President Pawan Kumar and General Secretary Sanjay Kumar, along with the workers and members of the Suzuki Powertrain India Employees Union and Suzuki Motorcycles India Employees Union, announced the “re-formation of the union on April 4.” The union said it would struggle for the rights of all the 2,300 terminated and the 147 jailed workers since July 18, 2012, adding that they be given “dignity as workers, the right to form a union, and the rights of contract workers.”

The provisional committee of the Maruti Suzuki Workers Union (MSWU), consisting mostly of sacked workers from the Manesar plant after violence in the plant premises on July 2012, have claimed victory in the union elections held last week. In a press release, MSWU (regd no 1923) said they had reclaimed the union after two years by winning 11 out of 12 posts. On Saturday, at a gate meeting, the new elected President Pawan Kumar and General Secretary Sanjay Kumar, along with the workers and members of the Suzuki Powertrain India Employees Union and Suzuki Motorcycles India Employees Union, announced the “re-formation of the union on April 4.” The union said it would struggle for the rights of all the 2,300 terminated and the 147 jailed workers since July 18, 2012, adding that they be given “dignity as workers, the right to form a union, and the rights of contract workers.”

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