CHENNAI: With the wage revision talks between the Transport Corporation unions and the government having failed, the latter have announced an indefinite strike from Monday onwards.
Labour Progressive Federation all India treasurer K Natarajan said the second round of talks held on Sunday also failed due to the adamant attitude of the government. “We expect majority of the workers to join the strike from tomorrow. A total of 22,000 transport corporation vehicles operate in the state of which only 10% will be plying on the roads from Monday,” he said.
When asked about many services being withdrawn from Sunday evening onwards, Natarajan said the services are normally operated as the workers have come to duty on Sunday. The government was putting pressure on them by deploying police in many depots, who are trying to create a fear psychosis among the employees. “By posting police personnel, the government is only provoking the employees,” he charged.