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1 December 2019

India: Auto industry workers continue to protest, fear companies are using economic slowdown as excuse to illegally terminate workers

Author: Saket Suman, India Times

"Layoffs Rise As Automobile Companies Are Using Slowdown As Excuse To Terminate Workers", 2 December 2019...

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3 September 2019

India: Report highlights large number of automobile factory workers losing limbs in 'completely avoidable' accidents

Author: Supriya Sharma, Scroll.in

"Can India build cars and bikes without workers losing fingers? Yes, if auto firms act on this report", 28 August 2019...

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3 April 2018

India: Workers protest against unfair life imprisonment verdict for Maruti Suzuki workers

Author: The Hindu, India

"Gurugram-Manesar union workers protest against verdict", 19 March 2018...

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22 May 2017

India: Acquitted Maruti workers demand employment

Author: Chetna Chodhry, Times News Network

The 117 acquitted workers from Maruti Violence 2012 case have repeated the demand of reinstating them. The worker unions held a protest in Gurgaon and submitted a memorandum of their demands to the district administration...Around 546 workers were...

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30 March 2017

Losing your fingers as a cost of the job: Automobile workers in Manesar, India

Author: Annabel Short, Deputy Director, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre


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29 March 2017

India: 13 workers sentenced to life imprisonment for violence at Maruti's plant in Manesar

On 18 July 2012, workers had a heated exchange with their supervisor over hiring of low-paid temporary employees. The argument soon turned bloody. Awanish Kumar Dev, general manager (HR), lost his life when the protesting workers allegedly set a...

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27 March 2017

Sri Lankan workers support campaign to free framed-up Maruti Suzuki workers

Author: World Socialist Web Site

Workers in the port and industrial areas of Colombo, Sri Lanka’s capital city, expressed enthusiastic support for the global campaign initiated by the International Committee of the Fourth International (ICFI) to free the framed-up Maruti Suzuki...

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25 March 2017

Haryana court verdict in Maruti case repeats pattern of years, say automobile workers

Author: Anumeha Yadav, Scroll

...[H]undreds of workers of automobile manufacturing factories in Manesar...staged a demonstration. It was a show of solidarity with 13 former workers of Maruti Suzuki India Limited who were handed life sentences...for the death of a manager during...

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24 March 2017

5 years on, deadly riots still haunt Maruti Suzuki

Author: Kiran Sharma, Nikkei Asian Review

Workers not happy with recent sentencing, demand judicial probe. Nearly five years after a deadly riot rocked Maruti Suzuki India's Manesar plant, convictions in a long-running court case were finally handed down earlier this month. A total of 148...

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23 March 2017

Losing your fingers as a cost of the job: Automobile workers in Manesar, India

Author: Annabel Short, Deputy Director, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Hazardous working conditions are rampant in the Manesar industrial belt: G20 car companies must step up supply chain due diligence

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