The workers at the Chakan plant had gone on strike from June 25 (on the KTM 390 Duke launch day). The entire range of Pulsar along with Avenger, KTM 200 Duke, 390 and Kawasaki bikes are manufactured here at Chakan Plant. Last week, Bajaj Auto Managing Director, Rajiv Bajaj gave time of 1 week to his team to sort out the problem. He also threatened to shift a major portion of Chakan’s plant production to other Bajaj’s plants.
And yesterday, there was another press release and an official statement by Rajiv Bajaj, MD of Bajaj Auto India, stating that their nearly one-and-half- month long strike ‘unconditionally’ and work will resume from tomorrow. Meanwhile, Rajiv Bajaj also assured that the 22 suspended workers will be “considered objectively and sympathetically in the collective interest of all stakeholders.”
It must be noted that the workers of Bajaj’s Chakan plant went on a strike on June 25 and stopped working which definitely would have affected Bajaj’s production. Besides this, Bajaj Auto is also producing all of its export oriented Bikes at the Chakan plant, which shows that they have suffered a big loss during the strike.
If everything goes well as calculated, Bajaj Auto has scheduled the launch of 5 new Discovers for this year after they launched the Discover 125T recently. Apart from Discovers range, the Pune-based auto major has lined-up a couple of new Pulsars this year a much awaited bigger Pulsar 375 and a fully faired sub-200cc motorcycle.
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