Ahead of Pongal, Tamil Nadu transport strike called off; bus services to resume on Friday

In a big relief to commuters, Tamil Nadu transporters union called-off their eight-day long strike 'temporarily' on late Thursday night. 

Ahead of Pongal, Tamil Nadu transport strike called off; bus services to resume on Friday
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Chennai: In a big relief to commuters, Tamil Nadu transporters union called-off their eight-day long strike 'temporarily' on late Thursday night. 

Bus services will now resume on Friday morning.

Announcing the withdrawal of strike, A Soundararajan of Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) said that employees will to “resume duties from tomorrow morning.”

He demanded that the arbitrator should decide on wage revision issue within a month.

The decision to call off the strike came ahead of the Pongal festival, which falls on January 14.

The state government assured transporters to pay all arrears. 

The decision also came in the wake of the Madras High Court appointing an arbitrator today to settle the dispute between the government and the employees over wage revision.

With agency inputs

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