With Pune’s labour court allotting July 29 as the next date for the hearing of the case between Bajaj Auto and Vishwa Kalyan Kamgar Sangathna (VKKS), production has once again got into full swing at BAL’s Chakan and Waluj facilities.
The production of the popular Bajaj Pulsar, which was affected due to the strike by the workers, has now been restored and the Chakan facility rolled out 1,900 Pulsar bikes on July 23, with the Waluj plant producing another 1,100 units. On July 22 too, Chakan facility produced 2,000 units and Waluj units produced another 1,100 units.
Bajaj Auto’s lawyer, advocate Aditya Joshi informed 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.”