As Pune’s labour court has now allotted July 29 as the next date to proceed on the ongoing case between Bajaj Auto (BAL) and Vishwa Kalyan Kamgar Sangathna (VKKS), the motorcycle manufacturer has been able to successfully touch the production mark of 3,000 motorcycles a day between Chakan and Waluj (Aurangabad) facilities.
Therefore, restoring 100 percent production of Pulsar requirements, as on July 23, the company saw 762 workers reporting at work at the Chakan facility which rolled out 1,900 bikes by the end of the day and Waluj plant produced 1,100 units of Pulsar motorcycles. As on July 22 as well, Chakan rolled out 2,000 units while Waluj rolled out 1,100 Pulsars to make up for the required number.
On the other hand, speaking exclusively to our sister magazine Autocar Professional, Bajaj Auto’s lawyer, advocate Aditya Joshi informed that "the slated hearing scheduled for July 23 could not proceed in the court as the representatives of the worker’s union (VKKS) turned up yet again without a lawyer and are yet to file their statement in the court (defending the strike being called illegal by BAL). The court is now highly annoyed and has taken a serious stance against their callous approach for purposefully delaying the matter and has hence passed the "no written statement" order. Now, in case if on July 29, the VKKS representatives appear without a lawyer, the court will proceed on BAL’s submitted statement."