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TN bus strike ends, normalcy restored

ANI  |  Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India] 

Commuters breathed a sigh of relief as buses began plying on Friday, following the withdrawal of the statewide bus strike by Transporters Union.

The usual hustle and bustle at the bus stands in and was seen restored and the commuters expressed delight post the eight-day-long strike.

On Thursday night, A. Soundararajan of (CITU) called off the strike and announced that 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 Transport Minister

On the third day of strike, Vijayabaskar had appealed to bus employees to return to work.

Transport workers had been demanding for a pay revision to Rs 30,000; however, the authorities only agreed to pay them Rs 24,400 per month.

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First Published: Fri, January 12 2018. 10:30 IST