Manesar: After occupying the factory premises for eight days, striking workers at Maruti Suzuki India's Manesar plant tonight started vacating from the work spot, obeying the order of the Punjab and Haryana High Court.
    
The move comes after the company on Friday sacked 25 more workers at the plant even as the agitators were insisting on continuing the strike inside factory premises.
    
"We have decided to honour the High Court order and so vacating the premises. However, we will continue our agitation outside the factory gate," President of the non-recognised Maruti Suzuki Employees Union (MSEU) Sonu Gujjar said.
    
When contacted, a top Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) official confirmed that workers have started vacating the Manesar plant.

However Suzuki Powertrain India Ltd (SPIL) workers, who are also on strike in support of their colleagues at MSI's Manesar plant, have decided to continue their agitation inside the factory premises.
    
"We will continue our tool down strike inside our plant. The court order is against MSI workers only," Suzuki Powertrain India Employees Union (SPIEU) President Sube Singh Yadav said.
    
Workers at MSI's Manesar plant have been demanding reinstatement of 1,200 casual workers. They are also demanding that 44 permanent workers, who were suspended after an agreement signed to end the 33-day stand-off on October 1, should also be taken back.
    
Workers at Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt Ltd (SMIPL) have also been on strike to press their colleagues' demands since October 7.

(Agencies)