The indefinite strike by the West Bengal Tankers' Association entered the second day on Saturday as Transport Minister Subhas Chakraborty held a meeting with the representatives of strikers and oil companies.
"We have placed our demand at the meeting convened by the Transport minister, in which the officials of the oil PSUs were present. We will have a meeting with the oil companies some time in October to resolve the problem," president of the Association Ajit Das said after the meeting.
Asked whether they would call off the strike on Saturday, Das said, "We will discuss the issue with other members of the Association and decide."
The Association has resorted to strike demanding hike in the oil transport rate in view of 'rise in transportation cost'.
Gautam Datta, General Manager (Eastern region) of Indian Oil Corporation, which is the coordinator of oil companies, said the Association has been asked to work out the rate and send it to the oil companies.
"We will again sit down with the Association some time in October and try to sort out the issue."