The conciliation process led by Chief Labour Commissioner (CLC) N K Prasad between the striking contract workers of Neyveli Lignite Corporation (NLC) and the management was put off to Sunday.
The Trade Union leaders were called for talks at Shastri Bhavan which began at noon. The CLC gave a patient hearing to the demands of the striking workers.
NLC Jeeva Oppantha Tholilalar Sangam secretary S Venkatesan told Express they had insisted on their core demands: absorption of contract workers into regular jobs and equal wages for equal work.
“We have submitted a copy of our demands to CLC who said they will get back to us after talking to the NLC management,” he said.
Meanwhile, the CLC met the Directors and Managers from NLC who were staying at the NLC House and held talks with them all through the day.
The NLC management had been disagreeing to the demands citing that they could not take a decision on regularisation of the jobs as the matter was pending with the Apex Court.
They were also against equal wages for equal work demand.