For 16 continuous days the Belsonika Union have resiliently continued the hunger strike. The management requested the court to prohibit the fast at the factory gate, which was rejected.
Union’s legal advisor Karmbir Singh, sacked worker Sujit Singh and suspended worker Jainendra Kumar were participants in the hunger strike.
A petition was filed in the Civil Court Gurgaon by the Belsonica management to terminate the strike of the union.
The hearing on the management’s petition was held on 18 May 2023. The court declared no order to the management for 1000 meters, which the management had demanded in its petition.
The union issued a statement stating that on not receiving any instructions in its favour from the court, the management arrogantly addressed the workers and pasted a notice on the notice board asking the workers to explain to their union.
The management has not mentioned anything in the notice about what the workers should explain to the union.
In the view of the union, when the management did not get any legal compensation for picketing, the management is embarking on the course of bringing an abrupt end to the movement by breaking the unity of the workers.
The management wishes to implement retrenchment by continuously striking a blow to the unity of the union. However unions and workers are heroically resisting to every step t of the management to divide them..
The union leaders are expecting the management to adopt drastic steps, so the union has warned all the workers to be conscious and be ready to confront these tricks played by the management.
The union has given a letter to the management on May 19 to the managing director to resolve all disputes.
Even before this, the union had given a letter to the Managing Director to resolve all the disputes, but till now no offer of talks has come from the management to resolve the disputes.
After 16 days of successive hunger strike, the attitude of the management remains adamant.
Admirable to witness the unflinching resilience of the Belsonika workers in confronting the nefarious conspiracy of the management .They have not buckled to threats, and never allowed any breaking of their unity. In coming days one expects the tussle to intensify.
Harsh Thakor is a freelance journalist who has covered mass movements. Thanks inputs from Inquilabi Mazdoor Kendra and Workers Unity