Hero Moto union leaders to go on hunger strike
“We have decided that only the HMCWU office bearers, which is around seven people, will go on the hunger strike. The workers are not being asked to join us because we do not want to impact production in any way and we want our protest to remain peaceful. If this does not help, we may extend the protest to the workers as well,” Bhim Rao, HMCWU general secretary, told FE. HMCWU represents around 1,200 workers at Hero’s Gurgaon facility, but the wage talks are likely to have a bearing on around 6,000 contract workers as well.
Union president Kanwalpreet Singh said workers at Hero’s Dharuhera plant in Rajasthan have also extended support, but are not expected to join the hunger strike. “We are fighting for our demands and it is not directly related to them,” he said.
“Also, their union is heading towards an election soon; so, we have not asked them to join us,” he said.
The development comes after around six months and over 60 rounds of wage talks. Many of these meetings have been held in the presence of Haryana labour department officials. The