Violence at Maruti Manesar plant: One dead, 40 injured

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  1. Blackwater

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    Gurgaon: One person was killed and at least 40 were injured today in a clash between workers and the management at the Maruti Suzuki India's Manesar plant here. (Pics)

    "One person died of burn injuries in the incident," Gurgaon Police Commissioner K K Sindhu told PTI.

    In a statement, the company said the violence broke out in the evening when a worker beat up a supervisor on the shop floor.



    However, the employees union said "objectionable remarks" by the supervisor against an employee triggered the violence.

    "Work at the Manesar plant had to be stopped following the violence," the company said.

    "Workers at the plant today turned violent, attacking and injuring executives and managers in the office premises. At least 40 managers and executives are injured, and have been rushed to hospital. The attackers also set fire to property and damaged facilities," Maruti said.
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    Labour unrest is not a new phenomenon at the Manesar plant which mainly produces Swift. The factory had witnessed three such instances last year causing a total production loss of about 83,000 units.


    Violence at Maruti Manesar plant: One dead, 40 injured | NDTV.com
     
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    Maruti should push further its Gujarat's plant asap.....
     
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    Thanks to Maruti’s Manesar union. They are trying their best. :thumb:
     
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    1 killed in fresh labour strife at Maruti plant

     
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    In 2009 Maoist publications mentioned infiltrating and starting an urban class warfare as their main objective since they were losing ground in rural areas.

    Repeated incidence of industrial violence in haryana over petty reasons point to the disturbing fact that maoist agent provocateurs have infiltrated factories and have began their urban class warfare.

    Army and Sarkari babus are also being targeted
    Nyoma incident: Have Maoists infiltrated the Indian Army? | Firstpost
    Security agencies discover Maoist infiltration in govt offices - dnaindia.com/mobile

    birathers if you come across people who try to incite you to violent action take care not to be deceived by their words

    you will be charged for murder and violence while they will melt away and find another useful idiot to carry out their urban class warfare.
     
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    If this is true, then there has to be someone in the political class involved with the Maoists. The Maoists want a stranglehold on any village, town, or city, that they can come by, and so do the politicians. It is a nexus.

    Without the involvement of a part of our political elite, this Maoist insurgency would have been crushed long time back.
     
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    In the US, there is no scope of casteist remark, but there is the scope of racist remark; so I will respond accordingly (see after the bar).

    The US is not a blood-sucking capitalist hell hole like India is. In the US, you work for 8 hours, you get paid for 8 hours. In India, you get paid for 8 hours, and you are expected to work for 10 hours. If you don't, you are lazy. It is a crime in India to even claim what is rightfully your's. This is a fact.

    There are lots of things that are unjustified, and one thing leads to the other. The problem started with the casteist remark. A simple apology would have helped, but we are talking about Haryana, what do you expect?

    Violence is bad, and if Maoists are involved, those Maoists must be hunted down and eliminated; but I have to refuse the blame the workers for what they did, unless we first identify what started this trouble.

    [HR][/HR]

    In the US, if someone makes a racist comment, he will be fired, and if he is from the management level, he will find it very difficult to get rehired, because it can go into his records. In the US, people don't set fire to buildings, but since many people own guns, some do settle scores using the bullet.
     
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    Idiot people, they just missed a chance to kick the management's ass.

    Let the supervisor repeat what ever he said and someone can clip it on mobile.

    Go for strike and use the clip as an evidence.

    Prove it in media that management is so harsh with workers.

    Then just hand over a big list of demands to the management and threaten the them to accept the demands OR else face the strike.

    :sad:
     
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    The biggest mistake on the workers' side was the death of a person, and that they started the fire will not earn them many admirers.

    However, for the man who slapped the casteist commentator, kudos. We need more people like him.

    One casteist remark, one tight slap. Gotta love the Haryanvis for this! :thumb:
     
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    yes they are hand in glove with maoists

    Biggest Maoist kingpin in Guj, Maha walks free-India-TIMESNOW.tv - Latest Breaking News, Big News Stories, News Videos

    In shocking news coming in from Silvassa in Daman, a senior maoist Kingpin was freed from police custody by a violent mob led by a former congress MP in Silvassa, Daman.

    The incident is reported to have occured on April 18. This happened even as police officials from Jharkhand waited inside the police station to take him to Jharkhand.

    Apparently the Maoist leader Sachidanand Jha alias had fled from Jharkhand and was working at a thermal plant in Silvassa, near Mumbai.

    Police claim that Jha was close confidante of Maoist leader Mithilesh Mahato arrested earlier.

    Jha was reportedly on a recruitment drive in Silvasaa and was working on building a red corridor from Gujarat to Maharashra.
     
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    It is the management's fault.

    Due to inflation, workers will need salary hikes regularly. They are justified in their demands. However, the company cannot increase their salaries if they don't make more profits. So, they will have to churn out more competitive models, variants, designs, so that they can sell more cars, make more profits, and then give the workers a raise. The Hindustan Ambassador is a classic example. An excellent car, great looks, more comfortable backseat than Skodas and BMWs (no kidding), yet, due to lack of management's initiative to keep it updated and competitive, the car lags behind in quality and finesse, when VolksWagen, Fiat, Mini Cooper, are all bringing back retro cars, and doing pretty well.

    Leaders should lead from the front, and in times of crisis, must be the first one to be accountable. The current system is quite the opposite. The management is often inefficient and imbecilic, and when workers strike, they just blame the workers. People see the violence, but they don't see what frustrations have accumulated with the workers over a period of time.

    Just look at the Euro-Zone crisis thread or the UK financial crisis thread and read my posts. You will get the idea. The top management always get to swindle the money while the hardworking masses suffer.

    A good company will never face such issues.
     
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    ^^ So it is proved now that congress is behind the maoist movement in India.

    :facepalm:
     
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    I have sent you a PM. ;)
     
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    PM, there are a few wrong assumptions being made in your post.

    1. Most of the staff is not Haryanvi. There is a very large percentage of workers from Bihar and UP. However most of the trouble makers are locals who do not want to work.

    2. Maruti is one of the better paying companies in Gurgaon area if not in Northern Area. A permanent worker gets a salary of Rs. 17,000 per month. Performance linked bonuses are a big part of their salary which is extra. with increased skill levels the salary will only go up.

    However the workers want a 5 fold increase in salary. In the Indian context a Graduate Engineer would not be getting even half of what the workers are demanding.

    Manesar area is witnessing increasing militant labour. A few years back there was a problem with the Honda Plant and also with a Garment manufacturer Orient Craft. . Surprisingly 40 kms away Gurgaon is relatively peaceful and does not have this problem.
     
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    Ok, I was assuming most of the workers being semi skilled would be locals. I stand corrected.

    Perhaps you are correct. I want to ask, how do you know 'those that don't want to work' are locals? Also, how do you know they do not want to work? Again you could be correct, but citations would help.

    "They don't want to work," is too common an excuse these days, to be frank. I hear it everywhere.

    The per capita income of Gurgaon is Rs. 1,22,212, 3rd highest in India. I think a salary of 17,000 is just about right.
    If that is true, then they were being unreasonable.
    Point noted.


    These points that you mentioned, are good to know. I am assuming they are not related to that casteist remark made by a supervisor, right?
     

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