Workers Strike To Postpone Royal Enfield 650 Twins launch In India?

2.5 Million Existing Royal Enfield Customers In Upcoming 650 Twins’ Radar

The weeklong strike was recently called off but there was a loss of production of almost 10,000 motorcycles in the month of September

Recently nearly 4,000 employees out of 6,000 participated in a week long strike at Royal Enfield’s Oragadam plant located on the outskirts of the city of Chennai. The workers finally ended their long strike after a settlement with the management last Saturday.

The dispute between the workers and management was regarding wage revision and bonus and many other smaller issues including unacceptable conditions placed by the management. However, the dispute was resolved and the plant’s operation went back to normal from September 29th onward after a week long strike from September 24th.

However, Royal Enfield’s other plant facility at Vallam Vadagal continued to operate and deliver its full potential during these days. RE management clearly said that they did not terminate any employees during the recent development and the salary revision was also done annually.

The management officials included that the last salary update was done in April 2018 while the next revision will take place in April 2019. However, what is worrying us the most is a recent notification released by the company which stated that there was a loss of production of almost 10, 000 motorcycles in September 2018 due to the strike.

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Does it also mean that perhaps to finish the pending work RE might even delay the launch of the 650 Twins in India? For all your information Royal Enfield recently introduced the Continental GT 650 and the Interceptor 650 in the markets of US while in that particular event RE officials said that they will also be launching the 650 twins in India this November 2018.

Now with the recent developments at their Oragadam plant, you can expect RE to perhaps delay the launch of these much-anticipated motorcycles in India. Even if RE decides to follow the schedule and launch the motorcycle in November as promised by them expect the deliveries to commence by early 2019 only.