5 Honda Motor workers on indefinite hunger strike
Protesting against the sacking of employees at the Tapukara plant of Honda Motorcycle Scooter India, five workers of the company on Monday started an indefinite hunger strike at Jantar Mantar here. "Five (of the) victimised workers of Tapukara unit of HMSI started their hunger strike at Jantar Mantar, Parliament Street today," an All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC) press statement said. Comments from HMSI could not be obtained immediately. AITUC claimed several workers from the Gurgaon-Manesar- Dharuhera industrial belt sat in Dharna to express their solidarity demanding taking back of 102 dismissed permanent workers and more than 2,000 contract workers of HMSI's Tapukara plant. It stated that the HMSI management has "thrown out from service more than 2,000 contract workers and trainees and 102 regular workers" for trying to form a union at the Tapukara unit.