Union Leader is a 2017 Indian drama film directed by Sanjay Patel and starring Rahul Bhat and Tillotama Shome. The film follows the story of a chemical factory supervisor who raises the issue of worker’s health and safety against an unsympathetic management.
Jay Gohil (Bhat) is employed as supervisor at a chromium sulfate factory of Apollo Chemicals in Gujarat. The workers there are experiencing deteriorating health conditions; respiratory diseases and cancers and five eventually succumb to their illness, all because of the poor working conditions at the factory. Leader of their union is in cahoots with the factory management and turns a blind eye to their problems. Reluctantly Jay becomes the voice of his colleagues and demands wage hike and medical insurance. Angered by the workers’ demands, factory owner decides to shut it down.
Jay’s son Harsh (Tirth Sharma) believes in Gandhism and plays a key role in raising the workers’ issues.
Rahul Bhat as Jay
Tillotama Shome as Geeta
Jayesh More as Manoj
Samvedna Suwalka as Rita
Jay Vithlani as Anand