The workers at the Hero MotoCorp’s Gurgaon plant have been demanding a hike in their salaries. After several rounds of negotiations failed to reach any settlement, the workers now plan to go on a hunger strike from Thursday.
Earlier also the workers had alleged that the management is not serious about their demands, by now the union had several meetings with the Hero management overseen by the Haryana government’s labour department . Now the workers plan to go on an indefinite fast from February 28.
“There has been no progress and the Hero management is bent upon forcing its stand of minor hikes only . We have now decided to go on hunger strike to press our demands and a notice has been issued to the company. Only the union members will take part in the protest and others would continue to work,” said a functionary of the union.
The employees at the Hero MotoCorp’s Gurgaon unit have been sporting black armbands since past few months.
Though the management has agreed to increase around Rs 7,500-9 ,000 in the salaries of permanent employees, but the employees are demanding an increment of around Rs 15,000 in monthly salary spread over a period of three years.
The other trade unions in areas as well as workers’ union from Maruti Suzuki India and Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India are supporting the union and workers of the Hero MotoCorp’s Gurgaon unit.