Deora holds talks with leaders of striking employees

January 9th, 2009 - 2:26 am ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) Petroleum Minister Murli Deora held talks with leaders of the agitating employees of public sector oil companies late Thursday evening as petrol pumps across the nation began to run out of stocks on the second day of the strike.Deora met the leaders of the Oil Sector Officers Association, representing 45,000 PSU oil officers, 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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