Wednesday, 17 January, 2018

Tamil Nadu extends Rs 750 crore sop, staff on stir unrelenting

Tamil Nadu transport unions say they are ready to accept government’s offer of 2.44-times wage hike Transport union workers protest in Chennai on Tuesday | PTI
Patty Aguilar | 13 January, 2018, 00:33

Workers of Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation (TNSTC) had launched their indefinite strike last Thursday following failure of talks with the government on wage revision.

However, on Thursday, the unions told the Madras High Court that they would resume work immediately if the court would refer the wage dispute to arbitration. Tamil Nadu State Transport minister MR Vijayabaskar said these unions were spreading false information about the government's efforts. Also, the salary hike for MLAs is needless when government has no money to pay transport workers.

The Chief Minister recalled that Thyagi Sankaralinganar had made an appeal to the then Congress government for renaming Madras State as Tamil Nadu in 1956.

The AIADMK-backed union, besides some others, had not participated in the protests, reported NDTV.

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Chennai: Commuters breathed a sigh of relief as government buses began plying on Friday, following the withdrawal of the statewide bus strike by Tamil Nadu Transporters Union. "This will be provided before Pongal festival", he said. 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. "You must come forward to serve people during the Pongal season".

"The strike is being temporarily withdrawn keeping in mind the welfare of the people of the state", he added.

Describing the stir as being for the sake of the workers as also for the common people of the state, the unions have said they will intensify the stir.

A report in Thozhilalar Koodam, a blog on labour issues in Tamil Nadu, outlined some of the details of the strike. For some who have even retired, the struggle has been a long one.

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