Fact Finding Report: Violence unleashed upon workers by Daikin in connivance with the state police

FACT FINDING REPORT A team of 11 members of various organizations visited the families of workers as well as police stations and courts in the Shahajahanpur, Neemrana and Behror areas, in the wake of news of police repression upon workers participating in the All India Worker’s Strike. These are our findings: On 8th January 2019, as part of the All India Worker’s General Strike called by all central trade unions, 2000 workers in the Japanese Zone in Neemrana industrial area participated in a rally. The permanent, contract and fixed term contract (FTC) workers of the Daikin Air Conditioning Mazdoor Union took part along with workers from several other companies such as Honda, Toyoda Ghosai, Shyon Ultraware, Nidec and others. State repression upon this mobilization had already begun at 5 am with a team of bouncers attacking workers armed with lathis and chains, seriously injuring one worker named Vijay to the point where he needed to be hospitalized and treated for traumatic injuries to his head, a gashed eye, and wounds on his hips and leg.