15,000 Buses Off Tamil Nadu Roads, Strike Over 0.13% Pay Hike

15,000 Buses Off Tamil Nadu Roads, Strike Over 0.13% Pay Hike

Neighbourhood News Desk/Avi Arya: Thousands of government buses in Tamil Nadu are off roads today as 12 transport unions have announced an indefinite strike, demanding pay hike. Decision to go on strike comes after unions say that talks with the state transport minister didn’t result in any breakthrough yesterday.

Transport workers are demanding salaries on par with drivers in other state government corporations. The unions want a 2.57 per cent hike but the government is willing to increase salaries only by 2.44 per cent. The government said that they are holding talks with other drivers and by the evening they expect to bring in a large number of buses by the evening.

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