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Old 21st September 2016, 10:20   #1
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7 months after thousands of workers were terminated following unrest at Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India's two-wheeler manufacturing unit in Tapukara, Rajasthan the agitation and protests have reached Delhi, with the workers seeking the Union Labour Ministry's intervention.

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http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/...cle9128802.ece

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Why were they terminated in the first place ?
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IIRC, the General Manager HR of the plant was beaten to death and that resulted in enmasse terminations.
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IIRC, the General Manager HR of the plant was beaten to death and that resulted in enmasse terminations.
I think you are referring to Maruti's Manesar plant incident in which the GM (HR) was beaten and burnt to death which led to mass arrests and subsequent terminations.
P.S. I maybe wrong here.
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Rioting & arrest - Yes
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the HMSI workers have been trying to register a union, without success, since August 2015; and last, four permanent workers, who were also union office-bearers, were dismissed by the Honda management in early February...

Honda workers claim that their troubles began on August 6, 2015 when they set the ball rolling for registering a trade union. “That’s when the company began to harass us, forcing us to do overtime on consecutive days, and penalising those who refused,” says Ahmed, a permanent worker from HMSI’s Tapukara plant. “Recently they terminated four permanent workers and close to 800 contract workers for their involvement in union activity.
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Our institutions (Judiciary, social security) are ineffective. This is bound to happen as our economy grows and becomes more linked to the international monetary system.On top of that ill informed/misinformed workers/officials/regulatory bodies/opportunistic politicians/opportunistic union officials are going to create all kinds of aggravated parties.

This is /has been a socialist country and capitalism is being forced down its throat without the proper institutions/redressal mechanisms in place.

And the people in charge don't have an idea about what to do.All they are doing is putting out fires.

It is going to be a bumpy ride to prosperity for sure.

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it seems I have indeed mixed up the two incidents and the unfortunate episode did take place at Maruti's facility and not at HMSI.

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I think you are referring to Maruti's Manesar plant incident in which the GM (HR) was beaten and burnt to death which led to mass arrests and subsequent terminations.
P.S. I maybe wrong here.
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At the root of it all is contract worker system . Private sector as well as Public sector (yes the government ) now employee over 40% contract workers who are at best paid half the wage for the same work in direct violation of multiple laws and supreme court directives , often as low as 1/20th as per a livemint article recently .
11% are employed in formal sector , 89% in informal sector without social security. Just 1,5 lakh formal jobs created in entire 2015 as per labour ministry- lowest since 1991 and even few years back , the figure was around 8 lakh.

This is inevitable what is happening . The largest labour strike in last 25 years happened few weeks back ,we have multiple caste groups aggressively rioting for jobs and what not - that the economy is in dire condition is no secret either with government shrinking instead of expanding as expected with population rise . We are a disaster waiting to happen , we take our democratic(albeit flawed ) way of life for granted in a subcontinent where you won't find one nation that hasn't had its tryst with social breakdown , dictatorship and what not . That demographic dividend always touted as boon for the nation may just prove to be its undoing .

Recently there was this incident in Kolkata where rioters walked in unopposed into an upper middle class gated society and banged up 80 cars - the sociological diagnosis of such incidents are not nice .

T. Piketty is spot on when he says Indian income inequality is severe , we calculate our GINI coefficient based on consumption which is a flawed method , calculated by real income (that is accounting for black money) , it is so bad that it beggars belief.
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Looks like the hunger pangs were irresistible. Now, and uniquely, they've decided to take turns at fasting (whatever that means).

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After the five sacked Honda workers sitting on hunger strike since September 19 at Jantar Mantar in the national capital took dangerously ill, the workers took a decision to sit on hunger strike by turns.

The five who have been on strike for 20 days had fruit juice on Saturday, as a fresh lot of five workers began their hunger strike.
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Fasting and hunger-striking etc has lost all/any rhetorical purchase, let alone moral 'force' etc. Cynicism-s reign. The workers would've been better served 'staging' rampaging indignant 'violence'-thetare a la so-many-political-parties do (from time to contextual tactical+strategic time): media and social-media stunts.

Even that would've fizzled out pretty soon, in which case another would've been 'needed' to secure the attentions let alone cares of the blase-overloaded 'public'/judiciary/whoever-in-government.

Such 'causes' are always defeated/tired-out/bought-out/dissipated, since their scale is too small/microscopic/particularistic (THE collective action problem, chicken-or-egg situation) and since it does not affect or effect the 'middle class publics' in any, even-imagined or -sympathetic or -theatrical, way?
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I recall reading a while back on another thread that labour relations at honda was much better than hero honda due to the Japanese management practices. Wonder what happened then despite all that
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