The Communist Party of India (CPI)-affiliate All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC) on Saturday termed life imprisonment to 13 workers of Maruti in a 2012 violent agitation case as “most unfortunate.”
In a statement on the recent court judgment, the AITUC said awarding five years imprisonment to another batch of four workers was also “distressing”.
The union said the Trade Unions Council, Gurgaon, and five unions operating in the units of Maruti Suzuki industrial belt in Gurgaon Manesar, had rightfully decided to file an appeal in Punjab and Haryana High Court against the judgement, while launching a solidarity campaign with the aggrieved workers and their families.
“The main fault of workers of Maruti was their attempt to form a trade union in a multinational company,” AITUC secretary D L Sachdev said.
AITUC has given a call to its affiliated unions to condemn “the collusion” among the authorities and hold protest demonstration.