Talks fail to end oil sector strike

January 9th, 2009 - 3:05 am ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) Talks between Petroleum Minister Murli Deora and representatives of the agitating employees of public sector oil companies ended late Thursday night without any positive result. Deora met the leaders of the Oil Sector Officers Association (OSOA), representing 45,000 public sector oil employees, at the Indian Oil office in Noida.

The strike has begun to impact consumers with most petrol pumps running out of petrol and diesel as long queues were reported at the vends that had some stock.

The striking officers are demanding a wage hike among other things.

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