Tamil Nadu transport strike called off

Tamil Nadu transporters withdraw strike to resume duties from tomorrow

However, as of Wednesday, the strike continued as workers of the state owned transport corporations refuse to withdraw unless he settlement signed by the government with "minority unions" accepting 2.44% wage hike. Following the Court's intervention, strike was effectively called off late last night.

The Tamil Nadu government came under controversy recently, when they almost doubled the salaries of its MLAs while the transport workers were on strike demanding increase in wages. On the other hand, Tamil Nadu CM Edappadi K Palanisamy has asked the transport unions to withdraw strike and report to work immediately.

"So far over 10 rounds of talks have been held between the trade union leaders and government representatives", an official said.

Soundararajan said the unions will put forth before the arbitrator their arguments on the 2.44 factor. "This strike is being suspended. The government is more focused on keeping the MLAs happy by giving them a salary bonanza but is least concerned about the plight of the workers", said CITU general secretary Tapan Sen.


On the third day of strike, Vijayabaskar had appealed to bus employees to return to work.

"Our protests would continue across the state until our demands are met", said A Soundarrajan, a trade union leader. Temporary drivers have been called and auto drivers are also employed in some places of the state to drive buses. The transport union has been demanding the minimum pay of Rs.19, 500 and for the government to settle dues for employees who have been in retirement since 2013.

A statement of support for the striking transport workers was issued by the Forum for IT Employees (FITE) who in a letter criticized the actions of the state government and the state transport authority.

This is unedited, unformatted feed from the Press Trust of India wire.

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