The fortnight-long workers’ unrest, which emanated from Manesar-based Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) car-manufacturing plant, on Wednesday spread to three other plants of the company, with thousands of workers joining the agitation in support of their colleagues.
Workers of Suzuki Powertrain and Suzuki Bikes struck work at three factories, while workers’ unions from other auto majors, including Honda Motorcycles and Scooters, have threatened to go on strike if the MSIL standoff is not resolved soon.
About 1,200 workers of Suzuki Bikes in Sector 34 called a strike on Wednesday in support of their MSIL workers as well as for their own demands. “We also have our own issues with the Suzuki management which is trying to take undue advantage of the workers,” said Avnish Kumar a union leader from Suzuki Bikes.
Meanwhile, the MSIL officials said the strike by its Manesar plant workers was illegal. Suzuki Bikes produces about 1,200 bikes a day.