Bus strike hits commuters hard in Tamil Nadu
news Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 05:30
The News Minute | December 29, 2014 | 8:55 am IST Government bus services in Tamil Nadu took a hit after a number of trade unions began a strike asking for improvement in wages. The strike which began on Sunday took many commuters by surprise, as many of them were left to fend for themselves using share autos or trains, reported The Hindu. According to the report, different trade unions except the AIADMK backed Anna Tholirsanga Peravai were behind the strike demanding better wages and other pension-related demands. About one lakh of the total 1.4 lakh employees did not report for work according to Union leaders, reported Times of India. Out of the total 24,000 MTC employees, 20000 of them joined the protest, said the report.