Bajaj Auto had been issued a show cause notice by Pune Labour Commissioner on July 11th, as the company had started employing workers and trainees at their Chakan Plant who did not have the required license and also the experience in order to work on an assembly line. Now with the Pune’s labour court allotting July 29 (today) as the next date for the hearing of the dispute between Bajaj Auto and Vishwa Kalyan Kamgar Sangathna (VKKS), production has already started at Bajaj Auto’s Chakan and Waluj plant.
Mr. Aditya Joshi, advocate of Bajaj Auto reported to Autocar 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.”
Since Bajaj Pulsar’s production had been stopped due to strike of the workers, finally on July 22nd, Bajaj Auto’s Chakan and Waluj plant produced 2000 and 1100 units of Bajaj Pulsar respectively. Further on July 23rd, Chakan and Waluj plant produced 1900 and 1100 units respectively.
Source – Autocarpro.in