The entire union body of Omax Autos, Dharuhera has been fired as a punishment for fighting with the 344 contract workers who had been retrenched on 1st Feb 2016. 16 workers were sacked recently, taking the total number of permanent workers sacked to 34. Permanent workers of Omax Autos, had joined the protesting contract workers after one of the contract workers had committed suicide due to loss of livelihood.
The 344 contract workers have not been taken back, neither has the management opened any dialogue with them. They continue to sit in dharna outside company gate. The vicious attack by the management of Omaxe on the union leadership for defending the rights of contract workers is in line with what is going on in other factories of the Gurgaon— Manesar— Bawal— Dharuhera industrial belt. In these conditions, the resolution of the Trade Union Council of the belt adopted on April 5 at a public rally in Gurgaon to fight for the rights of the workers of Omax Autos is a significant step in building the united resistance struggle of workers.