Workers at Maruti Suzuki India's Manesar plant boycotted the union election of the company held on Saturday, saying they will go ahead to form their own body.
The workers, who had gone on a strike in June, demanding recognition of their association, said they would not recognise the outcome of the “management stage-managed” poll of Maruti Udyog Kamgar Union (MUKU). MUKU is the sole recognised union of the company and is dominated by workers at the Gurgaon plant.
“There are arrangements for the poll, but none of our members are taking part in it,” said Shiv Kumar, general secretary, Maruti Suzuki Employees Union (MSEU).
Instead, MSEU would go ahead with the plans to form a union for which an application has been filed with the Haryana government.