DMK working president M K Stalin on Tuesday vowed to
unseat the anti-labour regime both in Tamil Nadu and at the Centre.
Addressing the labourers after paying tributes at the May Day Park in the city, he accused both the centre and the state governments of being anti-labour.
The leader of opposition said his party legislators continued to reject the salary hike while the ruling AIADMK MLAs have accepted the revised pay.
“We are not ready to accept the increased salary till such time the problem faced by (State-run) transport corporation employees are resolved,” he said.
Stating that the DMK had always been striving for the labour class, he said it was Karunanidhi, who took up the matter with the then Prime Minister V P Singh and ensured that May day was declared a paid holiday all over the
“If you ask me the present status, all the AIADMK MLAs are getting the increased salary. Still we have not accepted it,” he said.
Meanwhile, seven DMK local functionaries were arrested in Coimbatore on Tuesday for leading a demonstration seeking a detailed inquiry into the unearthing of a unit manufacturing banned tobacco products like gutka and paan masala.