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Labour unrest at Gurgaon-Manesar auto parts units continues [India]

A total of 25,000-30,000 workers of auto ancilliary units in the Gurgaon-Manesar belt...[have been]...agitating for around six days...The belt...includes major auto component suppliers such as Rico Auto, Sunbeam Auto, Sona Koyo Steering Systems, besides auto makers such as Maruti Suzuki and Honda Motorcycles and Scooters India (HMSI)... Mr D.L. Sachdev, National Secretary, All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC), said... “Around 16 workers were suspended on September 21 by the Rico management because they wanted to get their union recognised by the company. This led to the strike,”...Replying to this issue, a senior official in Rico said that the workers have the right to form a union whenever they want to and confirmed that 16 workers were suspended by the company. “We had to suspend them because they...had slowed the production line by around 30 per cent.”