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Transporters strike on pending salary issue, life in Tamil Nadu hit

Members of trade unions affiliated to the ruling AIADMK, however, operated some bus services

IANS  |  Chennai 

Buses remain parked at the depot following a flash strike by Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation (TNSTC) employees, in Madurai. Photo: PTI
Buses remain parked at the depot following a flash strike by Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation (TNSTC) employees, in Madurai. Photo: PTI

Thousands of people were left stranded across as buses went off the roads on Friday morning following an indefinite strike called by more than 40 trade unions, officials said.

The strike was called after the unions and MR Vijayabaskar failed to reach a settlement despite several rounds of talks over pending salaries and settlement of benefits to retired staff.

Members of trade unions affiliated to the ruling AIADMK, however, operated some

A from the Transport department said private buses were also engaged to fulfil the passenger demand. He said the authorities had decided to engage private bus drivers and conductors to operate buses.

Although the strike began in most places on Friday, the crew deserted their posts on Thursday night in places like Trichy, Madurai, Dindigul, and

Authorities have beefed up the security in Chennai and deployed more than 20,000 police personnel around bus depots. The police have said they will take stringent action against those disrupting

First Published: Fri, January 05 2018. 17:55 IST
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