To exert pressure on the Haryana government to reinstate 2,300 employees, whose services were terminated by Maruti following the last year's violence at its Manesar plant, the Maruti Suzuki Workers' Union on Monday demanded a judicial inquiry.
Former employees decided to organise a rally, 'Nayay Adikar', here on January 27.
"We are hurt by the death of Maruti Suzuki manager on July 18 last year but dismissed employees were not responsible for it," Iman Khan, member of a provisional committee, said. A thorough inquiry would ensure that perpetrators were brought to book, he said.
"The company dismissed nearly 2,300 employees, including 546 permanent ones, on the trumped-up charge of indulging in violence," Khan said.
He criticised the state labor department for not supporting the distressed lot and instead working to suppress their agitation.
Employees who were shown the door had worked hard in increasing company's profit from Rs 105 crore in 2001 to Rs 2,289 crore in 2010, a spokesperson for the union said. "Those workers were targeted who formed the labor union."
To aware people of the atrocities workers faced, a cycle yatra was kicked off from Sirsa, Narnaul, Ambala and Faridabad on Monday, the spokesperson said, adding that it would reach Rohtak on January 27 to take part in the proposed rally.