Tamilnadu Transport strike: Madras HC urges striking unions to resume work immediately

As many as 17 trade unions including those affiliated to the DMK and Left parties are on an indefinite strike

The striking Transport unions in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday agreed to accept the 2.44 percent wage hike.

Chennai: A bill to double the salaries of Tamil Nadu MLAs was tabled by chief minister Edappadi K Palanisamy in the Assembly on Wednesday. The Tamil Nadu Payment of Salaries (Amendment) Act, 1951, once passed, will come into effect retrospectively from July 2017.

Leader of Opposition and DMK's working President MK Stalin raised objections when the Bill was being introduced, stating, "We are strongly opposing the draft which provides Salary hike for MLAs".

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Soon after the bill was tabled opposition DMK and sidelined AIADMK leader TTV Dhinakaran opposed the bill.

Legislators in Tamil Nadu have moved a proposal to hike their salaries by almost 100% amid a crippling strike by thousands of transport workers seeking better wages, in a move condemned by the opposition and trade unions. The agitating unions have been demanding a 2.57% hike in wages.

As many as 17 trade unions, including those affiliated to the DMK and the Left, are on an indefinite strike, having rejected the government's hike proposal.

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Transport unions have said their protest will continue till the state government agrees to their demands - to raise wages and pay pending dues.

Following the strike, the Madras High Court issued orders on January 5 and January 7 demanding that protesters return to work.

The chief minister also rejected the Opposition charge that he had not held talks with the trade unions.

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A little later, Stalin led his party members and staged a walkout, followed by his party's allies, Congress and IUML. The court also said that none of the striking workers can be terminated from service without the permission of the court.

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