On Monday, April 3, 2017, the 432nd weekly Monday rally in Hannover protesting against the German “Hartz legislation” adopted a declaration to support the the workers of Maruti-Suzuki / India.
The Gurgaon District Court has delivered a life sentence on thirteen workers of the Maruti Suzuki motor industry founded on Japan-India big capitalist investment; a five year sentence on four more workers and a three year sentence on yet another fourteen workers.
We strongly condemn the 18 March 2017 decision of the Gurgaon Sessions Court in Haryana, India for convicting 13 workers – 12 of whom were elected trade union officers – of conspiracy and murder sentencing them to life imprisonment for the incident on 18 July 2012 at global auto company Maruti-Suzuki India Limited (India subsidiary of Suzuki Motor Corp).
Deeclaration of the International Coordinating Group of the International Automotive Workers Coordination.
March 29, 2017
You are aware of the repression on us by the nexus of Company management-Police-Government, as 13 MSWU members have been sentenced to Life Imprisonment and 4 more workers handed 5 years by the Gurgaon Sessions Court on 18 March 2017 – without a shred of evidence, and solely on the false witness accounts by the management.
Solidarity with the unjustly convicted workers at Maruti-Suzuki in India!
We protest against the scandalous conviction of the Maruti-Suzuki workers from Manesar / India to life sentences and longtime imprisonments.
We most strongly protest against the scandalous conviction of 13 strike activists and trade union leaders among the Maruti-Suzuki workers to life imprisonment and of 18 more workers to long prison terms by Judge R.P. Goyal on the 18th of March, 2017, in Gurgaon/India!