The workers at Honda Motorcycles & Scooters India (HMSI) plant in IMT Manesar, called off their strike following the suspension of one of the security personnel. About 100 contractual workers struck work for hours after one of the company security personnel allegedly misbehaved with a worker on Friday.
The end came about only after Haryana labour department officials and leaders of the the HMSI Workers’ Union intervened, the HMSI management suspended the services of the guard. They also advanced the Sunday weekly off to Saturday, to soothe tempers.
According to the workers, the security guard insulted one of the casual workers by asking him to hold his ears as punishment for trying to enter the factory without his identity card, which he forgot to bring. In a written statement, the HMSI termed the affair a “small incident of indiscipline between security personnel and casual workers”. Senior HMSI official Harbhajan Singh said the workers had been instigated by a group of trade union members.