Neyveli strike intensifies, leaders go on indefinite fast
The strike at the Neyveli Lignite Corporation intensified today with some trade union leaders, owing allegiance to the DMK and Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK), going on an indefinite fast.Updated: Jul 03, 2010 16:38 IST
The strike at the Neyveli Lignite Corporation intensified on Saturday with some trade union leaders, owing allegiance to the DMK and Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK), going on an indefinite fast.
About 14,000 regular employees of NLC are on an indefinite strike since Wednesday night as conciliatory talks on the extent of arrears remain deadlocked.
An agreement was reached over the percentage of increase in wages and allowances that fell due on January 1, 2007. The management has agreed to pay 25 per cent fitment benefit of the basic pay from January 1, 2007, three per cent additional increment and three per cent additional weightage from September 1, 2009, and 40 per cent common allowance from January 1, 2010.
First Published: Jul 03, 2010 16:37 IST