Auto-Taxi Workers’ Stir Called Off

Published: 26th September 2014 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 26th September 2014 06:00 AM   |  A+A-


THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The strike launched by the auto-taxi workers on Wednesday midnight was called off Thursday evening following the assurance of the Transport Minister to have the next round of talks with the unions on Monday.  The strike was announced by a Joint Forum of eight trade unions declining the government decision to raise the minimum fare by revising the minimum distance and decided to go ahead with the stir.  The discussion of union  leaders

with Transport Minister Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan to reach consensus on the minimum distance to be covered with minimum charge on Wednesday  failed.  “The strike was called off as the Minister agreed to hold further talks on Monday,” said general secretary (AITUC) Pattom Sasidharan. The strike, which lasted till Thursday evening, was almost total in the state though three unions, including the INTUC abstained from it, owing to the decision to hike the fares. The fare revision will come into effect from next month. 

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