Finally Tamil Nadu bus strike called off

National | Jan. 12, 2018, 12:04 p.m.

New Delhi, Jan 12: Commuters breathed a sigh of relief as government buses began plying on Friday, following the withdrawal of the statewide bus strike by Tamil Nadu Transporters Union.

The usual hustle and bustle at the bus stands in Chennai and Coimbatore was seen restored and the commuters expressed delight post the eight-day-long strike.On Thursday night, A Soundararajan of Centre of Indian Trade Unions called off the strike and announced that Tamil Nadu transporters would resume duties from Friday morning.

On January 4, an indefinite strike was called by transport unions, demanding a pay hike among other things, following the failure of talks on wage revision and clearance of pending dues with Tamil Nadu Transport Minister MR Vijayabaskar. On the third day of strike, Vijayabaskar had appealed to bus employees to return to work.


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