Madras HC urges to end Transport strike
(5 months ago)
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Jan 10 : The Madras High Court on Wednesday urged striking Transport unions in Tamil Nadu to resume to work immediately.
The court also reiterated that the public should not be inconvenienced with festive season around the corner, and said that the government should immediately implement the wage hike of 2.44 percent.
From last seven day, hundreds of commuters are struggling to reach places in Tamil Nadu as the indefinite strike called by transport unions, demanding a pay hike among other things.
Though the transport department has roped in temporary drivers to resume services in the state, the fleet of buses were still not running at its maximum capacity.
The strike, following the failure of talks on wage revision and clearance of pending dues with Vijayabaskar, was declared on last Thursday.
Transport workers have been demanding for a pay revision to Rs 30,000; however, the authorities have only agreed to pay them Rs 24,400 per month.