Bus strike hits commuters in Tamil Nadu

The unions decided to go on a strike over failed negotiations with the state transport department demanding wage revision among other things. Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India Jan 05, 2018, 03.44 AM (IST)

Transport workers' unions in Tamil Nadu went on an indefinite strike from today demanding wage revision. 

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The unions decided to go on a strike over failed negotiations with the state transport department demanding wage revision among other things. 

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News agency ANI reported that commuters faced problems in Coimbatore and Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu due to the strike call. 

A Coimbatore school student said that they are subjected to hardship as less number of buses are plying.   

"I have been waiting for a few hours now, but the bus is not running. The auto fare is so high, I cannot afford it. So I have called my brother to pick me up", said Deepika, one of the commuters.

The workers of the transport department have been demanding for a pay scale revision to Rs 30,000.

However, the authorities agreed to pay only Rs 24,400. 

 

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