CHENNAI: The employees of the State-owned transport corporations in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday called off their strike following the talks between the trade union leaders and Transport Minister V Senthil Balaji at the Secretariat. The talks lasted for 30 minutes.
Talking to mediapersons, CITU leader A Soundararajan said since the main demand that all trade unions should be invited for talks had been accepted by the State government, the unions had decided to end the strike. He said the government has agreed to form a tripartite committee for holding talks with the trade union representatives and it would be constituted within a day or two. Soundararajan further said all the demands of the trade unions would be negotiated with the committee to be formed.
Chinnasamy, leader of Anna Thozhil Sangam said Wednesday’s talks were held after the LPF gave a letter to the government stating that it had no objection to hold talks with all unions. As far releasing the employees arrested for participating in the strike, he said those who took part in road roko would be released immediately. In case of those damaged public properties, the government had to issue a separate G.O and it would take a day or two. The trade unions held a three hour long talks on December 30.