The contract workers, numbering about 2,500 – 3,000 engaged in the Maruti-Suzuki factories are on struggle path for better wages. Consequent to the wage agreement reached between the Management and the regular workers’ unions for an increase of about Rs. 16,800 in three years, the contract workers also have demanded increase in their wages, which is fully justified. While a regular worker gets about Rs. 38,000, the contract worker, who is performing almost the same duty, is paid only Rs. 15,000.
The contract workers staged massive demonstration near the factories’ premises on 26th September demanding wage rise. The demand of the workers is fully justified and should be granted by the management. We support and extend our solidarity.