Haryana bans strike at Maruti”s Manesar plant

Chandigarh/Manesar June 10 (PTI) Amid threats of the week-long strike at Maruti Suzuki’s Manesar plant spreading to the Gurgaon-Manesar industrial belt, the Haryana Government today imposed a ban on the stir and referred the matter to the Labour Court. Undeterred by the step, a panel of workers of various firms in the region, who have been supporting colleagues at MSI’s plant, said they will take up various actions, including dharna and rallies from Monday and would even consider going on strike at their respective factories. Meanwhile, MSI management welcomed the move by the state government and said its stand that the strike by the workers is illegal has been vindicated. In a statement, Haryana Minister of state for Labour and Employment, Shiv Charan Lal Sharma, said the state government has passed orders “prohibiting the continuation of the strike in the industrial unit (MSI’s Manesar plant)”. Haryana Government has, under the provisions of Industrial Disputes Act 1947, referred the matter of ongoing strike in Maruti Suzuki India by the workers to the competent Labour Court, the statement said. Explaning the decision, a senior official of Haryana Labour Department told PTI: “No option was left with us except putting a ban (on strike) and referring the matter to Labour Court as both the parties (striking employees and management) were adamant on their respective stand”. .

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