Truckers call off the strike


The trucker’s strike that has slowed down the nation was finally called off. The eight day long strike was called off after the dialogues between the government and the truck unions. The unions have gone on strike with various demands such as reduction of GST on diesel and removal of toll barriers. The government has immediately accepted some of the demands and was ready to set up a high level committee to discuss on the rest of the issues. However the eight day long strike has caused havoc among the industries which heavily depended on the transport. Manufacturing units such as pharmaceuticals and textile has incurred heavy losses due to strike. There were even reports that truckers are planning to halt even the emergency services such as milk and petrol. However the call off of the strike has come as a relief to the common man.