Jan Jagaran Yatra 16th Day: Worker-Student Unity!
MARUTI SUZUKI WORKERS UNION
(Registration No. 1923)
IMT Manesar, Gurgaon
Ref. No… IN30/1/2014 Date…30/1/2014
Jan Jagaran Yatra 16th Day
‘जुल्मी कब तक जुल्म करेगा शोषण़ के हथियारों से, हम भी उसको ध्वस्त करेंगे एकताबद्ध कतारों से।’
We marched through Delhi today on the 16th day of our Jan Jagaran Yatra, foot-march against injustice, which started on 15th January 2014 from Kaithal, Haryana and have marched through 300km across cities, towns and villages of Kaithal, Jind, Rohtak, Jhajjar, Gurgaon in Haryana before reaching Delhi yesterday. We marched through Delhi today through IIT Gate-AIIMS-INA-Janpath and organised protest demonstrations across the city.
Yesterday, after our protest demonstration in front of the Maruti Suzuki factory in Gurgaon along with workers and Union from the plant, we walked to the Maruti Suzuki All-India Head Quarters in Vasant Kunj, New Delhi, where we organized another protest demonstration with slogans of ‘Release the Arrested Workers’ and ‘Stop Repression through slapping false cases and continued Harassment of worker families’, ‘Bring the conspiratorial anti-worker management to book’. Our demand of an impartial investigation into the incident which has also been denied us, point to the way in which we have been targeted by the anti-worker management and the anti-worker government.
In JNU yesterday after the demonstration in front of Maruti Suzuki HQ, we marched through the JNU after a rousing welcome by all student organisations, where the JNUSU and all student-youth organisations like AISA, AISF, DSF, DSU, Janrang, KNS, SFI, RCF, TNM, VSM, VYS and others expressed solidarity with the struggle. Com. Ramniwas of MSWU welcomed this show of unity and said that while in Gurgaon, hundreds of workers and all Trade Unions came in our support making our struggle the indicator of common struggle of workers in the entire industrial belt of Gurgaon-Manear-Dharuhera-Bawal, in the rousing welcome and solidarity meeting in Delhi yesterday by student-youth organisations, we saw another possibility of forging a mass solidarity with the struggle of workers. He also said that while when in Delhi, an aam aadmi chief minister sits on hunger strike for one day, the entire corporate media comes to the rescue, workers who have been struggling for over 2 and a half years and currently walking over 300 km from Kaithal to Delhi through the biting winter get no space to voice their anger except on the streets. He called upon all to join Maruti workers and families on 31st January at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi. JNUSU President Akbar, Prof. K.J. Mukherjee of JNU and others also said expressed hope that struggles like these will show way forward for rising tide of struggles.
WE reiterate our demands of release of 148 arrested workers who have been denied bail for the last 18 month, reinstatement of all terminated workers, and an impartial investigation into the incident of 18th July 2012. In the last three years, our struggle has seen a long road. We have seen the pro-corporate, anti-worker, anti-people faces of the company management, labour and other administrative departments, the police and courts, and if our demands are not met, we shall intensify our struggle in the coming says. We appeal to all workers, trade unions, student-youth and women’s organisations, and mass and democratic organizations and individuals to join us on 31st January 2014 in the mass protest demonstration in Jantar Mantar from 11am and spread the struggle.
(Ramniwas, Mahabir, Rajpal, Katar, Yogesh)
Provisional Working Committee
Maruti Suzuki Workers Union
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