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Jul 25, 2012, 06.14 PM IST
The Haryana government is "advising" industries to maintain "cordial relations" with their workforce in a bid to prevent repeat of violence witnessed at Maruti Suzuki's Manesar plant, sources said.
"Industry owners (in Haryana) are being advised to maintain good relations with their workers by sharing and addressing their genuine concerns or grievances at the earliest," official sources said.
The main intent behind issuing advisory is preventing a repeat of the Manesar incident in any part of industrial belt of the state. The government has also committed to the industry representatives to provide full support and safety to them, sources said.
Industries are being told that factories could not be run without workforce as workers are as important as land and plant and machinery to carry out industrial activity, they added. However, the advisory is limited to just maintaining good relations with workers. "It is not that the government is asking the industry how to run a factory ... there is very fine line between when the government can interfere and when government cannot interfere," a state official said.
Meanwhile, industry representatives in Faridabad also acknowledged that workers' problems should not be "overlooked" at any cost as it could have serious implications thereafter. "Workers' problems particularly financial ones should not be pending in any factory. They should be resolved immediately (to prevent any further complications)," said Faridabad-based DLF Industries Association President J P Malhotra.
However, industry representative asked the Haryana government to take necessary steps so that there should not be any "spill over" effect of violent incident at Maruti's Manesar plant to Faridabad industry. A senior Maruti official was killed and 100 others were injured in violence at the plant last week. The police has arrested over 100 workers following the incident.
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