Strike at Bajaj’s Chakan Plant Called Off, Finally

Yesterday was an eventful day at Bajaj Auto. Earlier in the day we received an official statement which reiterated and threatened to shift a major portion of Chakan’s plant production to other Bajaj’s plants. However, it also allotted another couple of days for the strike to be called off.


During the later part of the day, there was another press release and an official statement by Rajiv Bajaj, MD of Bajaj Auto India, stating that the strike has been called off ‘unconditionally’.

It read that all the striking workers of VKKS (Vishwa Kalyan Kamgar Sangathana) have called off their strike at Chakan and will resume work from 14th August ie today.

Rajiv Bajaj also thanked the involved government authorities as well as his management for having peacefully resolved the issues.
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.

We just hope if there are any pending matters still , Bajaj and the workers management sit and resolve them in the common interest of both so that the company as a whole doesn’t suffer and we continue getting the promised products and on time.

For the records, Bajaj has as many as 5 new Discovers planned for a launch this year after they launched the Discover 125T recently. And for all the performance enthusiasts, the Pune based auto major has lined up a couple of new Pulsars this year, one of them being the 375cc monster, spy pics of which have been snapped earlier.