World Federation of Trade UNions (WFTU) has extended its support to the Maruti workers and demanded unconditional release of the jailed workers. The full text is given below:
WFTU solidarity statement for the workers of Maruti Suzuki in India
04 Apr 2017 ASIA, INDIA
The World Federation of Trade Unions, representing 92 million workers in the 5 continents, expresses its dissatisfaction and denounces the sentence of life to 13 workers and of 5 years jail to four more workers of Maruti Suzuki, regarding the incident of violence in the Manesar plant of Maruti in 2012.
The violent incident in 2012, plotted by the management of the factory, through the hiring of musclemen in order to crush the trade unions and the workers who were fighting for their rights. The convicted workers are not responsible for the incident in which a general manager of the factory was killed.
The WFTU is greeting the demonstrations and the initiatives to take place on 5th April 2017, expressing the Trade unions’ solidarity and demanding the unconditional release of the Maruti workers and reinstatement of dismissed workers.