Thiruvananthapuram: An indefinite strike of truck drivers and cleaners in Kerala, which was scheduled to begin on Tuesday (May 2), has been called off.
The workers involved in transportation of LPG cylinders had announced the strike seeking wage revision. The protest was called off Monday evening after the representatives of various trade unions held talks with the additional labor commissioner.
Earlier in the day, talks between assistant labor commissioner and trade unions had failed to yield a positive result.
The truck drivers attached to IOC bottling plant at Udayamperoor, Kochi, BPCL plant at Chelari, Kozhikode, IOC plant at Kanjikode, Palakkad, and HPC plant at Irumpanam, Kochi, HPC plant at Palakkad, LPG bottling plant at BPCL plant at Kazhakuttam had announced the strike. The truck owners who transport LPG from Mangaluru to Kasaragod, Kannur, Malappuram and Kozhikode were also supposed to join the strike.
It was feared that the strike would affect the distribution of cooking gas in the state.