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Maruti workers end siege but strike to go on

autos Updated: Oct 15, 2011 00:31 IST
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The eight-day long workers’ siege at the Maruti Suzuki India Limited’s (MSIL) Manesar plant ended on Friday evening as the workers peacefully and willingly started to move out of the factory’s premises after they were assured by the police and the district administration that their issues will be settled with the management.

However, the eviction process took place in the presence of heavy deployment of Gurgaon Police personnel inside the factory premises. Around 2,500 workers of Suzuki bike and Suzuki Power train, who have been on strike in support of the MSIL workers, continued the seize of their respective plants.

The MSIL officials said that the production at the Gurgaon plant would remain suspended for two more days till sunday.

The MSIL management, meanwhile, suspended more workers — 22 permanent and three trainees on Friday.

Rishi Pal, the union leader representing MSIL workers said that since the Gurgaon Police and the administration had agreed to mediate between them and the management, they had decided to peacefully vacate the plant and sit outside at a safe distance.