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GM Workers in India on Strike: Appeal for Solidarity

April, 06 2011 Share

  

Urgent Action Alert 

GM Workers in India on StrikeAppeal for Solidarity 

  • 1,600 workers on strike at the GM Halol plant in India, which produces Cruze and Aveo vehicles.
  • Workers paid just 47 to 92 cents an hour, while being shortchanged on their overtime pay.
  • Over 269 workers suffer from spinal cord injuries due to unsafe working conditions.
  • Local GM management has unilaterally imposed a mandatory 20 percent increase in daily production goals, which will only result in further work injuries.
  • Management wants to replace strikers with non-union replacement workers-"scabs".
  • The workers have been out on strike for three weeks. They want their Gujarat Kamdar Mandal union recognized with a collective contract so workers finally have a voice.
 

In today's global economy, we either respond to appeals for solidarity from our sisters and brothers across the developing world, to raise standards, wages and respect for worker rights-and lift all ships-or, we can do nothing, and sink together.

 

Please sign onto the letter to General Motors' CEO. Together-along with the striking workers in India-we can win this! 

Read the report, GM Workers in India on Strike: Appeal for Solidarity