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India: Suzuki workers protest union-busting 20/10/2011

Posted by pcsdwpsheffield in Uncategorized.
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Please see this article on the LabourStart website regarding strikers in India who need our support and solidarity! http://www.labourstart.org/cgi-bin/solidarityforever/show_campaign.cgi?c=1136

You can send a personal message of solidarity by clicking on that post and filling in the form.

See below the email sent through to LabourStart supporters:

Seven thousand Suzuki workers in India need our help today.  

 Following an intense, and sometimes violent, month-long struggle, they finally reached agreement with the employer at the end of September.

 But when they returned to work, it turned out that Suzuki had changed its mind, and was not going to abide by the agreement it had signed.

 The result has been a resumption of the strike, with a violent reaction from management.

 Shots have been fired at the strikers.

 And the government is taking management’s side, declaring the strike to be “illegal”.

 Those workers, with the support of the International Metalworkers Federation, are asking for us to send messages — thousands of messages — to the company demanding that it stop the violence, and respect the agreement it signed with its workers.

 Please click here now to send off your message.

 And then forward this message on to your fellow trade unionists.

 We’ve also been asked by the International Transport Workers Federation to show our support to the Philippines airline union — please click here to learn more and send your messages.

 Finally, UNI Global Union is running an online campaign in support of workers in El Salvador – you can sign up here.

 Thanks for your support!

 Eric Lee

Rosie,

 

Can you put a link to this on the website?

 

Thanks

Tom Bishell
Branch Secretary
PCS DWP Sheffield
Cavendish Court
Local Rep and Health + Safety Rep
0114 2419803 / 0114 2590788

In-Depth Benefit Enquiries team (Cavendish Court)
0114 2590545

Please see the PCS DWP Sheffield Branch website:
https://pcsdwpsheffield.wordpress.com
(Please be mindful of the DWP electronic media policy)

E_M_A_I_L_B_L_O_C_K

—–Original Message—–
From: Robbie David
JCP SHEFFIELD BAILEY COURT
Sent: 18 October 2011 11:03
To: Bishell Tom
JCP CAVENDISH COURT
Cc: Bartholomew Ian
JCP TUS
Subject: FW: Shots fired at striking workers – your protests needed today

 

Tom,

 

Is this something the branch should be publicising either via email or the website?

 

Dave

Assistant Advisor | Jobcentre Plus | CSD | Bailey Court Jobcentre | West St | Sheffield | S1 3SY | 01142033193| www.DWP.gov.uk | Please consider the environment before printing

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—–Original Message—–
From: LabourStart [mailto:ericlee=labourstart.org@mail68.us2.mcsv.net] On Behalf Of LabourStart
Sent: 17 October 2011 19:17
To: Robbie David JCP SHEFFIELD BAILEY COURT
Subject: Shots fired at striking workers – your protests needed today

 

First, Suzuki broke its agreement. Now shots have been fired at strikers, and the government has called the strike “illegal”.

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Striking workers at Suzuki.

 

Seven thousand Suzuki workers in India need our help today.  

 

Following an intense, and sometimes violent, month-long struggle, they finally reached agreement with the employer at the end of September.

 

But when they returned to work, it turned out that Suzuki had changed its mind, and was not going to abide by the agreement it had signed.

 

The result has been a resumption of the strike, with a violent reaction from management.

 

Shots have been fired at the strikers.

 

And the government is taking management’s side, declaring the strike to be “illegal”.

 

Those workers, with the support of the International Metalworkers Federation, are asking for us to send messages — thousands of messages — to the company demanding that it stop the violence, and respect the agreement it signed with its workers.

 

Please click here now to send off your message.

 

And then forward this message on to your fellow trade unionists.

 

We’ve also been asked by the International Transport Workers Federation to show our support to the Philippines airline union — please click here to learn more and send your messages.

 

Finally, UNI Global Union is running an online campaign in support of workers in El Salvador – you can sign up here.

 

Thanks for your support!

 

Eric Lee

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