LPF's Act Failed Governments Effort: O Panneerselvam

Published: 30th December 2014 06:01 AM  |   Last Updated: 30th December 2014 06:01 AM   |  A+A-

CHENNAI: As a section of the transport employees belonging to the DMK-backed Labour Progressive Front struck work for the second day on Tuesday, Chief Minister O Panneerselvam explained the reasons for the delay in arriving at a wage revision agreement.

In a statement, he gave a detailed account, saying that on December 4, 11 trade unions including the LPF submitted a petition for finalising a wage revision agreement with retrospective effect from September 1, 2013 and also a strike notice.

Following this, talks were held on December 26 and 27, it was conveyed that only if the LPF gets an order from the court that all trade unions should be invited for talks, they could be able to participate in the talks.

But, the LPF refused to accept this. “By their act, all the efforts of the government taken in the interest of the employees have gone waste,” he said.

The Chief Minister recalled that when the AIADMK assumed office in May 2011, the cumulative losses of all transport corporations stood at `6,150 crore and the monetary benefits for retired employees were kept pending by the previous DMK regime.

But, former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa saved the transport corporations by extending a whopping subsidy of `1,298 crore to them besides `922.24 crore towards monetary benefits for the employees.

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