Buses ply as transport strike withdrawn in TN

Buses ply as transport strike withdrawn in TN

The three-day transport strike in Tamil Nadu by 10 unions was withdrawn on Tuesday night following an agreement reached on various issues in talks between them and the government.

Major trade unions, including the LPF, CITU and AITUC, participated in the meeting with senior Ministers, including Transport Minister M.R. Vijayabhaskar, at the Secretariat on Tuesday night.

The government was represented by school education minister KA Sengottaiyan, electricity minister P Thangamani, and Vijayabhaskar.

The transport unions were represented by the DMK-backed Labour Progressive Front and CITU, among others.

A. Soundararajan, general secretary, CITU, said that based on the government’s assurance that ₹1,250 crore would be released immediately, it was decided to withdraw the strike.

“The government will be disbursing Rs 1,250 crore to clear pending dues and wage revision talks will be held on May 24,” Vijayabhaskar told reporters.