Unions at ONGC call off planned strike

Vol 5, PW 5 (25 Apr 01) News in Brief

A one-day strike by some 3,500 ONGC staff at Mumbai, Chennai and the Krishna Godavari project - scheduled for April 25th - has been called off.

The Association of Scientific and Technical Officers (ASTO) gave the strike call over promotions and pay scales. Originally scheduled for April 10th, the Bombay High Court asked ASTO to defer the strike to April 25th and also asked ONGC to resolve the matter internally.

An ASTO press release issued on April 16th said the strike was called off as "the management..

.agreed to settle all the issues." A meeting took place with management on April 14th and 15th.