Bus strike: After HC order, TN govt issues warning to transport workers

Bus strike: After HC order, TN govt issues warning to transport workers

Bus strike: After HC order, TN govt issues warning to transport workers

Taking a serious view of the strike called by certain transport unions, the Madras High Court on Friday said the workers should get back to work or face consequences, including termination and contempt of court.

Soon after the court observation, Tamil Nadu chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami had a meeting with transport minister M R Vijayabaskar and other top officials.

Speaking to reporters later, the minister asked the workers to get back to work and warned that the government would not hesitate to take action against them.

A joint committee of 17 trade unions representing state-run transport workers on Friday announced that the strike by drivers and conductors would continue till their demands are met.

Hours after the Madras High Court said they should call of their two-day old strike, which has caused hardship to public, transport corporation unions on Friday said their agitation would continue till their demands on wage revision were met by the Tamil Nadu government.

Meanwhile, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam working president and leader of opposition in Tamil Nadu Assembly, M K Stalin and other leaders on Friday said the government should find an amicable solution to end the ongoing transport strike, without making the situation worse.