Mumbai : Two-wheeler maker Bajaj Auto termed employee union’s demand that the company allocate funds for tribal development from CSR spend and set up a museum in founder Jamnalal Bajaj’s name as “insane” and said it will ensure that work is not affected.
“If the demands of the union were somewhat preposterous last June, they are entirely insane this time around,” Bajaj Auto Managing Director Rajeev Bajaj said in a statement. Bajaj’s response comes in the wake of the employees union at Chakan facility serving a notice on April 14 with a list of demands and threatening to stop work from April 28 if the management does not oblige them.
The demands includes allocation of funds for tribal development from the CSR spend and setting up a museum in the name of company’s founder Jamnalal Bajaj within a year. The union has also renewed its demand for allotment of shares at a discounted rate, which had led to a 50-day strike at the Chakan plant last June, which was later called off unconditionally.
The Chakan plant employs over 2,000 workers, including around 900 permanent ones.