Workers protest outside Suzuki plants in Gurgaon

Gurgaon: Over 50 leaders of workers’ unions of all four plants of Suzuki Motors in Gurgaon launched a hunger strike today demanding implementation of the new wage agreement.

The 54 workers’ leaders — under the banner of Maruti Suzuki Mazdoor Sangh — started their hunger strike near the gates of Maruti Suzuki’s Gurgaon plant, Manesar plant, Suzuki Powertrain plant in Manesar and the two-wheeler plant at Kherki Daula.

“The wage agreement of Suzuki Motorcycles India Limited is pending from July 2014. Nothing has come out positive even after 40 meetings between the management and union leaders,” Kuldeep Janghu, general secretary of the Maruti Udyog Kamgar Union, told IANS.

A few officials visited the workers and assured them of help from the labour department.

Officials from the two-wheeler plant could not be contacted despite several efforts.

Around 15,000 workers — including 7,000 regular workers — are employed in the four plants.

The two-wheeler plant produces 1,400 units daily, while the other three plants produce 5,400-5,500 units a day.