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The chief executive of Graziano Transmissioni India was yesterday beaten to death by a group of former workers when a meeting called to settle the dispute which led to their dismissal "turned sour", as the Guardian puts it. Lalit Kishore Choudhary, 47, was attempting to resolve an extended industrial dispute at the car parts …


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  1. Mike Flugennock
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    A damn shame...

    ...that workers here in the Land Of The Formerly Free don't have this kind of balls. Hell, we'd have full union shops and universal health care by now. Oh, well.

  2. Matt Bryant Silver badge

    Maoist sympathisers?

    Uttar Pradesh has problems with Maoist rebels/freedom-fighters/terrorists that have stated they will kill "capitalist running dog lackeys" like the unfortunate Mr Lalit, maybe the outsiders mentioned were Maoist agitators or the like. People are really surprised to hear there are still Maoist groups preaching the same outdated nonsense in modern India, just one of the perils of outsourcing to a country with such a steep difference between its developed zones and the impoverished countryside. Bit like Wales, really!

    /mines the docker's jacket with the legend "Warning to management - member of the Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh"....

  3. Tim Schomer

    @ A damn shame

    ... that someone couldn't do this to the government here. Now that Would be worth celebrating.

  4. Anonymous Coward
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    Not unlike...

    ...what would happen between a meeting of The Register readers and Phorm executives.

  5. Anonymous Coward

    keep outsourcing the jobs

    and ensure you give em anough money to get a single ticket back to UK so maybe they got balls to challenge them at this end

  6. Henry

    @ Mike

    No, no, no.... The fact that you had unions at all is why there is a car factory in Uttar Pradesh, and why Detroit has the highest unemployment rates in the US.

    That's capitalism baby....

  7. Anonymous Coward
    Paris Hilton

    Snails and oysters

    "Police cuffed 63 former employees of Graziano in connection with Choudhary's murder, while a further 73 face charges of disturbing the peace" - leading to cries of "I'm Spartacus! I'm Spartacus!" etc. Can they charge 63 people with manslaughter? Perhaps they can. But if those 63 people stick together, no prison could hold them. No jury would convict them.

  8. Anonymous Coward
    Gates Horns

    Yea, sure

    It was outside agitators. Sure it was. Yep. Couldn't have been anyone who'd worked there. Nope. Must have been those pesky outside agitators.

  9. Anonymous Coward
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    Re: A damn shame...

    Or we'd have even more of a disorganised mess of a country like, say, for example India.

  10. Matt Bryant Silver badge

    RE: Ashley Pomeroy

    My experience is nothing industrial gets built in any area of India without copious amounts of bribes and wheeler-dealing. There will be interested parties - likely in the local government - that will want to ensure any such behaviour is a one-off, and they will think nothing of locking up 63 peasants on the one murder charge. Mind you, before any socialists start screaming about corrupt capitalists throwing bribes about, one of the first groups you have to "induce to your line of argument" is one or more of the communist trade unions that dominate Indian labour. Believe me, the teamsters are pretty average compared to some of these guys!

  11. Stephane Mabille

    A good start....

    Next step China and then we'll finally be in a position to get a proper salary review.

    Finally a good news for workers all around the world.

  12. Webster Phreaky
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    It should be ... beat Union Workers to Death by Mgnt and white colar workers

    .... for the destruction of most every industrialized nations economies. Pension plans that bankrupt company coffers, twice as many holidays and paid days off as the non union sectors, paid even if laid off for years. Wow, this even sounds like the Gov jobs!

  13. Aortic Aneurysm

    I blame

    The rangers fans, perhaps the big screen tv set up to appease them during the meeting failed.

  14. Anonymous Coward

    Nice !

    If only British industrial relations were to follow suit, especially where banking executives are concerned.

  15. Anonymous Coward


    As long as I get my cheap car parts, IT labour and homework done then this is all just fine with me.

    In the meantime i'll blame the management while writing my manifesto.

  16. theotherone


    that's Uttar rubbish .......

  17. Pheet


    "No, no, no.... The fact that you had unions at all is why there is a car factory in Uttar Pradesh, and why Detroit has the highest unemployment rates in the US.

    That's capitalism baby...."

    No, no, no that's just the US with it's crappy employement laws, incredibley irresponsable CEOs ( and rampant union-busting). For example, Sweden aprox 78% of the work force are union members are there's relatively low unemployment (and their financial system is looking at lot healthier than the US's at the moement).

    The laws, history, and political climate of the US is unique - don't assume its universal.

    Well done the "outsid agitators"!

  18. Lord of Dogtown


    My doctor is Indian, my IT is Indian, my car parts are made in India, in my shopping centre the drains say 'India' on them (Braehead, just outside next) and the BT people who try sell me Tat are Indian.

    Unfortunateley my management and bankers are still British.

    Guess which ones work!

    So what if this happens its a one off, did they loose close to $ 1000 billion in total this year?


    And what can we do about it?

    We cant buy cars, we cant enter into the sciences, we cant set up industries and now we cant even sell frikkin houses to each other.

    About time we followed that example says I :)

  19. Blockhead


    Uhh... it could be that Detroit has spent the past 4 decades making disgusting automobiles is why there's a factory in Uttar Pradesh. I've read that Brits even know about the Aztek now. Sorry, that was better kept "domestic".

    The Toyota, BMW, and Merc factories in the USA appear to be humming along reasonably well.

  20. Moss Icely Spaceport
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    Trouble at mill!

    There's a turn up!

    The workers killing the management.

    It's generally been the other way around ever since the start of the industrial revolution.

    Up the workers!

  21. jelly

    Ah 3rd world democracy at work :)

    The subject line says it all... Opposition party defeated by poles

  22. Anonymous Coward
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    I agree with you...

    OMG what just happened to me? Is there a cure?

  23. kain preacher

    Thats what happens

    When the Indians get out sourced

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