PUDUCHERRY: The talks between Neyveli Lignite Corporation (NLC) management and the Joint Action Council (JAC) of trade unions on the demands of contract workers failed again following the insistence of the management to withdraw the strike, which began on the 3rd of September.
The talks were held with Assistant Commissioner of Labour P Sivarajan here on Thursday. The next round of conciliation talks would be held on September 17.
Jeeva Contract Labourers Union secretary Venkatesan told Express that the management representatives stuck to their stand on the withdrawal of the strike.
But the trade unions pointed out that the stay was ordered on September 5 after the workers had begun their agitation on the September 3.
The protestors were demanding the management to abide by the Supreme court directions and regularise all the contract workers.
The move to regularise only 200 workers is against the directions of the SC, the leader said. Their other demands included equal work for equal pay.