Tamil Nadu

Wage talks fail

With the talks between the district administration, manufacturers, power loom owners and workers over the wage hike issue failed, the next talks were scheduled for April 20.

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Demanding hike in wages, power loom workers in Pallipalayam and Komarapalayam were protesting for the past few months.

They began their indefinite strike on April 8.

However, Industries Minister P. Thangamani had requested them to postpone their strike and workers have rescheduled it for April 26.

On Wednesday, Collector V. Dakshinamoorthy chaired separated meetings with representatives from manufacturers, power loom owners and workers.

The meeting that began at 11 a.m. continued till 9.30 p.m.

While the workers were demanding 35 per cent wage hike, manufacturers and owners were ready for 10 per cent hike.

However, the meeting failed to reach any agreement and ended in deadlock. It was also resolved to meet on Monday to solve the issue.

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