A fact-finding delegation convened by the International Convention for Labor Rights today released an authoritative report entitled, “Merchants of Menace: Repressing workers in India's new industrial belt, Violations of workers' and trade union rights at Maruti Suzuki India Ltd.,” which finds that Maruti Suzuki India Ltd., and the government and police of the state of Haryana violated the rights of Maruti Suzuki workers at the Manesar facility as well as the rights of their family members and supporters.
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GURGAON: The International Commission for Labour Rights (ICLR), a New York-based non-profit organization, has demanded the "immediate release" of those arrested in the aftermath of last year's extended labour agitation at Maruti Suzuki India Limited's (MSIL) Manesar plant that culminated in the violent uprising of July 18, 2012, leaving one dead and hundreds of others injured.
In its report on the issue, the eight-member delegation, which included lawyers and activists from the United States, France, South Africa, Japan and India, has said the jailed workers should be released "to ensure that justice is not further or forever denied".
ICLR President Jeanne Mirer discusses how right to work laws in the U.S. violate international law in an article, in the National Lawyers Guild Review, RIGHT TO WORK LAWS: HISTORY AND FIGHT BACK. Read the article