Bajaj Auto, facing a worker’s strike at its Chakan facility, has announced that it will be ready to resume normal production in a few days’ time. As on July 5, the strike entered the eleventh day.
The company has filed a petition in the Pune industrial court to declare the ongoing strike as an illegal activity.
Kailash J Zanzari, vice-president, motorcycle manufacturing, said: “We received a note from the worker’s union that they will not come for work from the morning shift of June 28. However, they stopped work at Chakan on June 25, demanding 500 equity shares of the company to each worker for Rs. 1 per share. Other demands are wage increment, reinstatement of a sacked employee and 13 others temporarily suspended from work on disciplinary grounds.”
According to him, the stoppage of work at Chakan led to the production of only 250 motorcycles on June 25. However, gaining momentum over the last week, Bajaj Auto managed to increase the production numbers to 950 motorcycles on June 30 at the plant.