India Toyota workers to launch hunger strike

The Toyota Kirloskar Motor Workers' union yesterday announced that its members will begin hunger strikes today (Monday) to win its demands in the dispute which has escalated over the past three weeks with wildcat strikes and large scale arrests.

Submitted by Steven. on February 6, 2006

The demands include re-instating suspended and sacked employees. The hunger strikes are to being in a staggered way, then continue indefinitely.

A company official told Business Line, a financial news service that no decision has been taken on whether such a deed will attract disciplinary action.

"We are watching the situation," he said.