Labour unrest continues in Haryana over the death of an auto company worker
Gurgaon, Oct 20 : Thousands of workers belonging to around two-dozen mid-size and small auto component units on Tuesday staged a protest in Gurgaon over the killing of an auto worker at Gurgaon-based Rico Auto.
Various auto component companies in Gurgaon-Manesar region also observed a day-long strike to protest against the killing.
Thousands of workers from 60-odd companies of the region have joined the strike. Ajit Yadav, a worker of the auto ancillary supplier, Rico, in Gurgaon, died in a clash between striking factory workers and those who wanted to get back to work on Sunday.
Protestors demanded arrest of culprits and compensation for the family of the deceased.
"The day before yesterday, police and some miscreants attacked us in which Ajit Yadav killed. Now, we demand that the culprits should be arrested. We also demand compensation for the family of the deceased," said Prem Kumar, a protestor.
Meanwhile, hundreds of security personnel were deployed around the Rico Company to prevent outbreak out of any untoward incident.
Members of the All India Trade Union Congress threatened to extend the strike to factories all across the Gurgaon-Manesar industrial belt, unless strict and early action is taken against those responsible for the death and injuries to the company employees.