Chakan staff reject Bajaj Auto offer of Rs 10,000 raise
The management displayed the notice at night when the workers of the second shift were on duty. The wage hike was to come into immediate effect after a written acknowledgement from the workers.
A notice signed by Kailas Zanzari, vice-president, motorcycle (manufacturing), proposed wage hike in three slabs — a raise of Rs 10,000 for workers with five and above years of working experience, Rs 9,500 for workers with three to five years of experience and Rs 9,000 for workers with up to three years of experience.
On Sunday morning, the union held a meeting and decided to postpone the hunger strike call. But the recognised union, Vishwa Kalyan Kamgar Sanghatana (VKS) and its president, Dilip Pawar, have rejected this new offer.
Pawar, who was to start his fast on Sunday, told workers that he has taken this decision to
postpone the fast to allow for one last chance to resolve the issue with the management.
Pawar said the union was not given a copy of the notice and no worker was going to sign such an agreement and this was not the legal way of doing it. “We will seek legal opinion on this matter and decide our next move,” Pawar said. The union also saw this as an attempt the disrupt the unity of the