Chakan staff reject Bajaj Auto offer of Rs 10,000 raise

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Bajaj Auto Managing Director Rajiv Bajaj. Bajaj Auto Managing Director Rajiv Bajaj.
SummaryBajaj Auto offered a Rs 10,000 wage hike to its workers at Chakan plant on Saturday night.

said a settlement was signed in May 2010 with the VKS for a period of nine years from 1st April 2010 to 31st March 2019, with a condition to review the wages every three years.

The wage review was due on April 1, 2013. The union terminated the settlement in March 2013 and submitted fresh charter of demands. The union raised an industrial dispute before the additional commissioner of labour, Pune and it is pending before the Industrial Tribunal, Pune, for adjudication.

The workers also went on a 50-day strike in 2013 over wage settlement. After returning to work in August 2013, the management and workers continued negotiations and have held meetings but had so far failed to come to an

agreement.

The workers complained about the company delaying the wage agreement while the company management called the demands exorbitant and irrational.

The Shramik Ekta Mahasangh, an umbrella body of labour unions in the Pune region, was scheduled to hold a meeting with the Bajaj Auto management to intervene on behalf of the Bajaj workers union and resolve the issue.

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