Sept. 19: Protest and Indefinite Hunger Strike by Honda Workers from Tapukhera, Jantar Mantar, Delhi

September 14, 2016

We are to inform you that in the Tapukara (in Alwar district, Rajasthan) plant of Honda Motorcycle and Scooter Pvt. Ltd., a leading two-wheeler maker in the world, a worker was beaten up and was held back in the company for forced overtime on 16 February 2016. When all the workers came to know about it, they demanded an enquiry and action on the accused engineer. In the meantime, the company management called the bouncers who aggressively attacked the workers. Soon the police came and had a brutal lathi charge on the workers. Many workers had grievous injury. Farcically, workers were slapped serious charges under section 307, 395 etc of IPC and were put behind the bar. Around 3000 contract workers and 200 permanent workers were thrown out of their job.

For the last 7 months, we, the Honda workers, are struggling relentlessly. Till date we were denied permission by the police-administration-court to have even a peaceful demonstration anywhere near the industrial belt and we were not allowed for any kind of sit-in protest in any place in between Gurgaon and Jaipur. On 19 February, around 5000 workers had a rally from Tau Devilal Park, Gurgaon to the Honda head office, and started sit in demonstration there. Within a day the workers were forced to leave by the police under the pretext of section 144. After that the workers tried to have peaceful demonstrations in Tapukara, Alwar, Dharuhera, Jaipur but could not advance because of severe repression by the police-administration. The workers sought justice from the Rajasthan and Haryana government, but there was no response.

In this situation, the Honda workers have decided to intensify the struggle. The workers have decided that an indefinite hunger strike will be initiated from 19 September 2016 at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi, demanding that all the suspended and terminated workers be taken back, all the false criminal cases be withdrawn immediately and all trade union rights are ensured!

We appeal to you/your organization to stand by us whole heartedly in our struggle and reach Jantar Mantar on 19 September morning!

With revolutionary greetings

Naresh Mehta (President)
Honda Motorcycle and Scooter 2f Kamgaar Union
Honda Motorcycle and Scooter, Tapukara, Alwar, Rajasthan
Mob. 7073819078, 8295197447

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Protest and Indefinite Hunger Strike by Honda Workers from Tapukhera

19th September 2016, Monday
Jantar Mantar | Delhi

 

More than 500 workers of Honda Tapukhera Plant have been struggling since February 2016 for their rights after they had been illegally terminated from work. Even after series of protests and demonstration in Rajasthan neither the government nor the Company administration had paid any heed to their demands. Instead the administration in cahoots with the Government has been trying to crush the workers struggle. But the workers have resolved that they will take their struggle to the heart of the political power of the country and demand what is justly theirs.

Please Support the Workers Struggle by joining the protest in large numbers

 

 

Honda Motorcycle and Scooter 2F Kamgaar Samuh