GURGAON, India: After Sunday’s stone pelting and firing by the police at the Gurgaon Expressway in a clash between two groups of company employees of an auto component firm, a worker named Ajit Kumar Yadav, 26, died last night out of critical injuries.
In the protest of Yadav, workers of about 60 factories in Gurgaon and Rewari in Haryana plans for a strike work on Tuesday. Yadav was a worker at the Rico Auto Industries Ltd.
The companies that are likely to be affected are Sona Koyo Steering Systems Ltd, Hero Honda Motors Ltd, and Lumax Industries Ltd.
The Rico company workers struck work on September 21 after seventeen co-workers were expelled from the company on disciplinary grounds. According to the workers, the expelled colleagues were victims of helping form a trade union.
Pankaj Kumar Singh, a worker of Rico said, “After working for 13 years, I take home only Rs10,500 a month… Forming a union is the only way we can air our grievances.”
The strikes were termed to be illegal by the Haryana government on 1 October. The state government however has referred the matter to the labour court.