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Govt declares Maruti stir illegal; to cancel registrations of unions

By Motortrend India Staff   |   12 October,2011

Taking a tough stand against the ongoing agitation at Suzuki’s Indian entities, the Haryana government on Wednesday declared the strike illegal and initiated process to cancel registrations of unions at Suzuki Powertrain and Suzuki Motorcycle.

The department has declared the strike called by workers of Maruti Suzuki India (MSI), Suzuki Powertrain India Ltd (SPIL) and Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt Ltd (SMIPL) illegal, an official release said.

Besides, a process has been initiated for the cancellation of the unions of SPIL and SMIPL, it added. When contacted, a Labour Department official told PTI: “The workers have not replied to the notice issued against them for the violation of settlement agreement signed on October 1 and hence a prosecution will be filed against them in the court.”

Since the strike has been declared illegal, the police has been given the power to evict the workers from the factory, he added.

On October 10, the Labour department slapped a notice on workers for “breach of settlement” that was signed on October 1 to end the 33-day-long impasse and asked them to respond within the next 48 hours.

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