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12 June 2014

Myanmar: Thilawa Special Economic Zone – summary of impacts, company responses and updates

Author: Compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

The Thilawa Special Economic Zone is an industrial complex being developed 23 km southeast of Yangon city center in Myanmar. It is the flagship project of the Japan International Co-operation Agency (JICA)...Residents displaced to give way to the 400...

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6 November 2013

Waiting for justice [India]

Author: T.K. Rajalakshmi, Frontline

For the Maruti Suzuki workers who have been languishing in jail for over a year now and their families, it is going to be another black Deepavali…All the 147 workers incarcerated in Bhondsi Jail have been charged with murder, attempted murder,...

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26 August 2013

Falling sales and farmers’ protest may delay Maruti’s Gujarat plans [India]

Author: Chanchal Pal Chauhan, Economic Times

Maruti Suzuki's plans to build manufacturing units in Gujarat may take a long time in coming due to slowing car sales and continued farmer agitation against land allocation …. Farmers of these villages…demanding the land back, saying they prefer...

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Company non-response
31 July 2013

Maruti Suzuki (part of Suzuki) did not respond to: 1 year on from incident at Maruti Suzuki Plant in Haryana that led to arrest of 147 workers (still awaiting trial), and termination of over 2000 workers

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12 July 2013

Maruti Suzuki workers prepare hunger strike in India [India]

Author: IndustriAll Global Union

On 23 June the General Body of the Maruti Suzuki Workers Union (MSWU) decided, following continued struggle and solidarity action, to protest against the injustice of persecution when voicing their legitimate rights…To make the deaf ears of the...

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1 July 2013

Merchants of menace: repressing workers in India's new industrial belt [India]

Author: International Commission for Labor Rights

The International Commission for Labor Rights convened an international delegation to investigate alleged violations of workers’ and trade union rights at the Manesar plant of Maruti Suzuki (MSIL). Activists had alleged that dozens of workers had been...

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27 June 2013

India: Workers’ and trade union rights violated at Maruti Suzuki India Ltd, Intl. Commission for Labour Rights reports

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31 January 2013

Remedy needed to India Inc's labour unrest ailment

Author: M Saraswathy, Sharmistha Mukherjee & Viveat Pinto, Business Standard (India)

It is a trend that threatens to assume alarming proportions in corporate India. Incidents of labour unrest have been on the rise in recent years across companies, pointing to growing discontent among workers over wages and other issues. The list of...

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20 December 2012

Delhi rape case shakes up corporate India; companies take stock of women employees' safety

Author: Devina Sengupta, Sreeradha D Basu, Saumya Bhattacharya, Economic Times

Three days after a woman was gang-raped and thrown out of a bus in New Delhi, it's not just the country's citizens that are grappling with alternating waves of shame, fear and anger. Corporate India is pounding with the same emotions, and although a...

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20 July 2012

Maruti faces costly shutdown after deadly factory violence [India]

Author: Times News Network

A day after mob violence and arson at Maruti's Manesar plant claimed the life of a senior executive and left over 100 management officials hospitalized, the police on Thursday went on the offensive and sent 91 workers into judicial custody…more than 3...

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