The Additional District and Sessions Judge, Gurgaon has ordered Maruti Suzuki India limited to pay Rs. one lakh compensation each to the 425 workers who were arbitrarily dismissed after labour unrest in the company in July 2012. Maruti has also been asked to deposit Rs. 4.25 crore with the court for making payment to the workers. The Judge also criticised the harassment of the workers by the company.
According to the order, each worker will get Rs. 85,000 and Rs. 15,000 will go towards court expenses. It is to be noted in this connection that 147 workers are still in jail since July 2012 on the complaint of the company.
The Maruti Suzuki and the then Haryana Government has conspired to ensure that the union formed in the Maruti is not recognised and is broken through arrest, jail and harassment. The entire workers in the Gurgaon area have conducted many protest actions against the victimisation of workers.
We demand the Haryana Government to release the jailed workers and reinstatement of the dismissed workers.