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Life sentences for Maruti Suzuki workers

21 March, 2017On 18 March, the Gurgaon district court delivered its sentencing for the 31 Maruti Suzuki workers, sentencing 13 union officials to life imprisonment. To express their dissent against the judgment, workers in six different Maruti Suzuki plants downed their tools for one hour on 20 March.

Indian unions call to strengthen international solidarity

9 May, 2017The IndustriALL India Council welcomed Valter Sanches, General Secretary of IndustriALL Global Union, and called on Indian affiliate unions to intensify efforts to defend workers’ rights in supply chains and build global solidarity.

BASF workers protest in India

31 May, 2017Workers at BASF India’s Mangalore plant have been holding a peaceful protest since 22 May calling on the company to stop anti-union discrimination and start complying with its own code of conduct.  

India: Young trade unionists resolve to intensify union organizing

13 October, 2017Youth representatives of IndustriALL Indian affiliates gathered in Mumbai on 9 - 10 October, 2017, and discussed challenges and strategies when organizing young workers.

Foundation stone laid for shipbreaking workers’ training centre in India

29 January, 2016More than 18,000 union members in the shipbreaking industry will benefit from a new training centre in Alang, India, due to be completed by August 2016.

India: cement unions determined to protect precarious workers

8 February, 2016IndustriALL’s Indian cement unions have agreed to make organizing precarious workers a priority, following a workshop held in New Delhi from 3 to 5 February 2016. 

Rio Tinto Bunder project: un-kept promises for workers and communities

24 February, 2016At the end of January, IndustriALL Global Union and the Indian National Mineworkers Federation (INMWF) visited Chattarpur, in Madhya Pradesh, India, where Rio Tinto is waiting for approval to develop a 300-metre-deep open-pit diamond mine.  

LG India workers return to work after 10 day protest

22 July, 2016Workers of LG Electronics India Pvt. Ltd returned to work after a ten-day protest against management’s unilateral transfer of 12 workers, including union office bearers, to different parts of India. IndustriALL Global Union affiliate, SMEFI, extended its support to the LG workers’ struggle.

81 Maruti Suzuki workers granted bail

20 March, 2015In the recent development of Maruti Suzuki Manesar case, 81 workers were granted bail by a local court in Haryana. The workers had been in jail since July 2012 on charges of violence and murder of a company manager.

India – violence against peaceful demonstration at Maruti Suzuki plant gates

1 October, 2015A new wage agreement covering only permanent employees has been reached at Maruti Suzuki plants in India. Having been left out of the agreement, temporary workers raised their voices at the gates at the Manesar plant only to see a violent end to their peaceful demonstration.