Nearly ten transport unions have declared an indefinite protest as the 13th pay rise negotiation was refused by the Government.
Transport union have long demanded a request for salary pay equivalent to the public sector employees, for all the transport staff.
The union is also pressurizing for the Immediate payment for the retirees, which has been delayed for a long time. Several negotiation talks were held regarding this with the transport ministers.
A talk regrading the 13th pay rise was held in Chrompet, headed by transport minister Vijay Bhaskar. In this meeting, the union executives have submitted a request for a pay factor rise of 2.57, but the Government has only accepted to grant a pay factor rise of 2.44. The transport minister stated that the government's '2.44 factor' will result in an additional expense of Rs 81 crore per month on transport corporations even as a special increment was being given to those who had joined work between 2013 and 2016
This resulted in a disappointment to all the transport union workers. And an indefinite protest was announced everywhere in Tamil Nadu by CITU, LPF and ten other Transport unions, till their request is fulfilled.