Chandigarh: Haryana Labour Department on Friday said that Labour Commissioner would look into the demand of the workers at Maruti Suzuki India`s Manesar plant to form a new union under the Trade Union Act.
The 13-day long strike ended late last evening but the
agreement reached between the striking workers and management
of the company brokered by the state government had not
mentioned anything about the main demand of formation of a
"The competent authority which is the Labour
Commissioner will look into the process (of the formation of
new union)," a senior official of Haryana Labour Department
told a news agency when asked what will happen to the workers demand of
forming a new union.
Stating that the demand of workers will be dealt under
the Trade Union Act, he said, "It was the independent right of
anybody to apply to the government authorities to form a
About 2,000 workers at Manesar facility had gone on
strike demanding the recognition of new union Maruti Suzuki
Employees Union, which would be independent of Maruti Udyog
Kamgar Union at the Gurgaon facility.
They had applied with the Haryana Labour Department for
the formation of a new union on June 3.
Haryana Labour department had said that it might take
three months to give a nod to the formation of a new union
after following the due procedure and formalities? under Trade
"As per our labour policy, union can be formed in three
months after filling proper documentation and pursuing due
procedure," a senior official of Labour department had said.
As part of the agreement reached to end the stir, the
company will reinstate sacked 11 employees and take a lenient
approach in enforcing Non-Work-No -Pay rule.