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India: 30 Daikin workers injured in clash with police and ‘bouncers' during strike

Author: Shubhra Pant, Times of India, Published on: 7 February 2019

"30 Daikin workers injured in clash with police and ‘bouncers' during strike", 9 January 2019

An agitation by the worker's union of the Daikin factory in Neemrana on Tuesday [8 January] morning, followed by police allegedly stopping them from unfurling the flag of the worker's union outside factory premises, led to a scuffle that left around 30 workers with serious injuries. The rally was part of the all-India general strike alled by several unions...

Workers told [Times of India] that along wtih policement, there bouncers hired by the Daikin management, who pelted stones and fired rubber-tipped pellets on them...According to labor rights activists, there are no registered unions in the Neemrana industrial area, which is a major cause of worker exploitation. Workers at Daikin had to fight for five years before the Rajasthan high court intervened and allowed the union to be formed on September 29, 2018...

The Daikin managmeent did not reply to emails and calles by [Times of India] for a response. Neemrana [Station House Officer] said they intervened when striking workers forcefully tried to enter the Daikin factory premsises and stop other workers from their duty...

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