Big protests after Asti Electronics tries to sack female workers

In the big industrial zone of Manesar, Gurgaon near New Dehli, over 300 workers have been on strike for over a month after Asti Electronics, a subsidiary of the large Japanese Asti Corporation, tried to sack them.

Big protests after Asti Electronics tries to sack female workers

In the big industrial zone of Manesar, Gurgaon near New Dehli, over 300 workers have been on strike for over a month after Asti Electronics, a subsidiary of the large Japanese Asti Corporation, tried to sack them. 

These workers, mainly young women in their 20’s, were hired by subcontractors to work on the assembly line making parts for automobiles. Most have been employed as casuals for years. Two of these sacked workers have now started a hunger strike. This industrial action has started to garner support from other workers in nearby factories as precarious employment and low wages are common among workers in these industrial zones. The workers have also set up a strike fund to help coordinate and support the strike. 

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Read an elaborated report on the protests here