Bajaj Auto Workers To Go On Two-Day Hunger Strike In Pune

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The workers of Bajaj Auto have decided to go on a two-day hunger strike on January 7th and 8th in front of the firm's Akurdi plant in Pune.

The workers have decided to go on a strike against the 'anti-workers activities' of the company's management. The workers have alleged that Bajaj Auto has deliberately transferred employees.

A letter from Vishwa Kalyan Kamgar Sanghatana addressed to Bajaj Auto Managing Director Rajiv Bajaj read, "It will undertake a hunger strike at the Shahid Datta Padale statue, opposite Bajaj Auto gate, Akurdi, on January 7-8 against anti workers and anti-union activities of the Bajaj management."

The letter also stated that the management has also given false charge sheets and show cause letters to the workers.

The letter further read, "Bajaj management adopted a strategy of terrorising and harassing workers. To condemn such anti-union act of management, we have decided to go on hunger strike."

The employees are also dissatisfied because of the wage review process of the company, which was due with effect from April 1, 2016. But it is yet to be finalised.

Vishwa Kalyan Kamgar Sanghatana President Dilip Pawar said, "The management is harassing our active members. They are issuing show cause notices and even transferring workers. Besides, the issue of eight dismissed workers is yet to be settled."

The Vishwa Kalyan Kamgar Sanghatana has around 1,000 members at the Bajaj's Chakan and Akurdi plants. Although Bajaj Auto is tight lipped on this matter.

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Story first published: Thursday, January 5, 2017, 11:55 [IST]
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