Officers of Oil companies defer strike to December two

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Mumbai, Nov 17 (UNI) Officers of Oil Companies across the country, including the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC), have deferred their indefinite strike beginning tomorrow to December two following an assurance from the UPA Government at the Centre.

Oil Sector Officers Association (OSOA) had given the call for strike demanding early settlement of their long pending demands including periodicity of pay revision. The strength of OSOA was around 45,000.

A spokesman of OSOA told UNI here tonight that the strike call was deferred following an assurance of a group of Ministers headed by Union Petroleum Minister Murli Deora, Minister for Heavy Industries and public Enterprises Santosh Mohan Dev and Minister of State for Commerce Jayaram Ramesh to a delegation of OSOA representatives, who met them at New Delhi and discussed the demands.

He said that the Minsiters had agreed to putforth their demands before the cabinet, which is scheduled to meet on November 20.

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