We mourn the loss of Nihil Mehta who defended injured GM workers in India

The injured Colombian GM workers and their supporters were fascinated when they found out that workers at another GM plant– the assembly plant in Halol, India– were suffering from the same set of injuries as in Colombia. The injured workers from India have also been standing up to General Motors, supported by labor lawyer Nihil Mehta, who was the Secretary of the Indian National Trade Union Congress. We were fortunate to meet Nihil in Germany last year. He passed away on November 9, 2016. For us, Nihil continues as an example of the way forward toward a world where workers have fair and safe conditions. We applaud Nihil’s work and send a shout of solidarity to the injured GM workers in India.