In a new development, representatives of about 35 workers’ unions mostly from automobile industries, including the Maruti Udyog Workers’ Union (MUWU), met on Saturday and sought Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda’s intervention to resolve the issue.
A specially-constituted committee comprising various labour unions such as AITUC, CITU and others would meet the Gurgaon district magistrate PC Meena on Tuesday to hand over a memorandum addressed to Hooda.
The unions are from Honda Motorcycles and Scooters, Hero Corp, Suzuki Powertrain, Suzuki Bikes, Eastern Medikit, RICO, Omaxe, Carrier Aircon, Satyam Auto, among others.
Kuldip Jhangu, president, MUWU, said, “It was decided in the meeting that a 16-member delegation from various unions would meet Meena and hand over a memorandum addressed to the CM.”
Jhangu added, “Our demands include earliest possible revocation of the lockout at the Manesar plant and resuming production. There should be a check on worker’s arrests and coercion at the plant.”
He added, “We also demand strict action against Eastern Medikit and its owners who illegally locked the factory for three months and disappeared leaving 1,200 workers in the lurch.”
At present, 109 workers including union leaders of Maruti’s Manesar plant have been arrested and are in the jail.