MUMBAI : Bajaj Auto Ltd has plans in place to prevent production disruptions if the workers’ union at its Chakan plant carries out its threat of a hunger strike on Sunday, vice president – motorcycle business, K. J. Zanzari said.

The workers’ union, Vishwa Kalyan Kamgar Sanghatana, plan to go on a hunger strike on Sunday if its demand for a hike in the wages of Chakan workers is not met, Dilip Pawar, a leader of the union told Cogencis. If production gets disrupted at Chakan, Bajaj Auto will temporarily shift production of Pulsar motorcycles to Waluj in Aurangabad, Zanzari said. Bajaj Auto produces its Pulsar motorcycles and KTM Sportmotorcycle AG’s motorcycles at the Chakan plant.

According to Zanzari, the union has reduced its demand of 25,000 rupees per month salary hike to 16,000 rupees per month.

“Such kind of a rise is ridiculous, and impractical,” Zanzari said.         -Cogencis

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