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Urgent Action Alert: GM India Workers Entering 2nd Month of Strike

April, 18 2011 Share

The strike at the General Motors plant in Halol, India is now the longest strike in the last two decades in the state of Gujurat.

* The Association of Trade Unions in Gujurat State, with 100 trade unions affiliated, is supporting the GM strikers.

* The Indian National Trade Union Congress (ITUC) with more than 8 million members is also supporting the GM strikers.

* Over 500 striking GM workers marched to the city of Vadodara, only to be detained by the police.

* Despite hiring 100 to 150 "scabs"-replacement workers-since the strike began over a month ago, production is down by 1,500 vehicles at the Halol plant.

* The International Metal Workers Federation is also standing in solidarity with the GM strikers in India.

Nearly 2,000 labor, religious, academic and business leaders and activists have written to the CEO of General Motors in the U.S. demanding the workers' legal right to organize a union at the Halol plant in India and improved health and safety conditions.

 

If you haven't done so already, please sign the letter to GM's CEO and pass it along to your friends and contacts.

 

Press coverage of GM India strike

GM workers throng labour officeIndian Express, 16 April 2011

GM strike completes one monthBusiness Standard, 16 April 2011

GMI workers organize demonstration, detainedThe Times of India, 14 April 2011 

 

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