Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) on Friday expressed concern over the continuation of strike at Neyveli Lignite Corporation and its possible impact on power generation in the state, and urged the Tamil Nadu government to hold talks to amicably settle the issue.
Tamil Nadu government has sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention to end the strike by trade unions of Neyveli Lignite Corporation "at the earliest" in the interest of the industrial climate of the state and also in ensuring uninterrupted power supply.
"The management of the company has already commenced negotiations with the recognised unions and conciliation proceedings before the Regional Labour Commissioner is in process," Neyveli Lignite Corporation said in a BSE filing.
An early end to the six-day old indefinite strike by more than 10,000 contract labourers of Neyveli Lignite Corporation looked bleak with first round of tripartite conciliatory talks held here on Monday ending in a deadlock.
Output at Neyveli Lignite Corporation (NLC) was hit after workers defied a Madras High Court order and went on an indefinite strike to protest the Centre`s decision to disinvest a five per cent stake in the Navaratna PSU.