A team of Haryana lawyers associated with the incidence at Maruti's Manesar auto plant, has said that a tripartite meeting of Maruti officials, workers' representatives and Government can help sort out the issues and resume work at the plant.
The lawyers' team, led by Mr Raghbir Singh Hooda, President, All India Lawyers Union-Haryana held meetings with Maruti officials, government representatives as well as workers in custody on July 28. "We wanted to find out the root-cause of violence in the plant on July 18 that led to the gruesome death of an HR Manager and left many officials and workers injured,'' said Mr Hooda.
Maruti Suzuki has stated damage assessment activities at its plant in Manesar in Haryana after a week of the violent riots by the workers at the site. A riot by workers that left Awanish Kumar Dev, General Manager HR dead in a fire accident and resulted in 90 employees being jailed, is likely to affect the company's operations and disrupt supplies of models.
The company is now facing a lengthy shutdown that could cost $15 million a day and result in disruption of supplies for its models including Swift. The police have said that they are looking to detail the whole of 3,000 strong workforce of the company's Manesar factory in Haryana in the incident.
An inquiry into the incidence revealed that there was heavy engagement of contract labour at the plant and this labour did not enjoy any rights or protection provided by labour laws.