The first truck strike happened on November 10, 2012, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, in which a strike by the workers of a steel mill took place.
The next day, another strike took place in another steel mill in Haryana.
On November 17, 2014, another striking steel mill workers died after a blast caused by a fire in the factory, which led to a shutdown of the whole region for several days.
On October 6, 2015, another steel strike took to the streets in Haldia district of Uttarakhistan.
And on December 3, 2016, another truck strike took off in Jalandhar in Uttarakh and Punjab in the neighbouring states of Punjab and Haryanas.
These strikes took place across the state, in different parts of the state.
And the strikes continued till the day after the state government was ousted by the Akali Dal-Congress alliance.
According to an analysis conducted by Bloomberg, the total number of trucks involved in these strikes has reached around 30,000 in the two months since the last strike, while the number of injured has risen to 8,000.
“The government has taken the decision to take action against the union leaders, who have been demanding higher wages and more hours of work,” a senior official of the union, who asked not to be identified, told Bloomberg.
The union has been organising in various sectors including trucking, auto parts, and even in the mining sector.
As the government’s government had been in power for a few months, it had been unable to act against the leaders of the strike, said the official.
The government had, however, threatened to take the action it had taken against the truck drivers’ unions.
The strike has affected around 1,600 companies, including the state-owned Tata Steel and Tata Steel India.
The state government had also threatened to withdraw a loan to Tata Steel, the largest steel company in the country, that it had provided to the company to finance the strike.
The ministry had also asked the union to take a loan from Tata Steel to buy its vehicles, according to the official, who added that the government has also been seeking to buy the vehicles of Tata Steel’s workers.
“We are waiting for the order from the government to buy our vehicles,” the official said.
In addition, the state has asked the unions to buy vehicles from other manufacturers as well.
The official said that the trucks strike has also affected the lives of truck drivers and also affected many of their families.
“If the government can’t buy the cars of the drivers, how will they get their families to buy them?” the official asked.
The trucks strike also triggered a chain of events, according for the state officials.
“This strike, as the trucks have not been bought by Tata Steel yet, has resulted in huge losses on the Tata Steel account,” the officials said.
According in the official’s account, the truckers were initially paid a higher wage in the beginning of the year than the state’s minimum wage of Rs 1.50 per day.
“But the state authorities had been pushing the unions for a higher rate, and so, the unions were demanding higher pay,” the union official said, adding that the union has not been able to negotiate with the state over the pay rate.
“When the state had offered us Rs 1 per day in the first place, we would have given it, but since the trucking strike, the rate has gone up from Rs 1 to Rs 1,000 per day,” he said. “
However, we will buy them if the government does not agree to pay a higher pay rate,” he added.
“When the state had offered us Rs 1 per day in the first place, we would have given it, but since the trucking strike, the rate has gone up from Rs 1 to Rs 1,000 per day,” he said.
“Also, the government is pushing us to buy all the vehicles from Tata.
But we have been told that the company does not have any trucks at present,” the trucker said.
He also said that since the trucks were not sold, they have not even been given an entry fee, and he has not even received a salary yet.
The truckers’ union has also asked for higher wages in the next pay period.
“Even if we get the trucks from the state at a higher price, we are not going to get the wages,” the driver said.
The unions are demanding higher salaries in the new pay cycle as well, he said, but the state was refusing to budge.
“So, we have asked the state to give us Rs 3,000 a day as entry fee.
But they are refusing to give it,” he asked.
“I have lost Rs 10,000, but I am not sure if I can even take out a bank account,” he told the newspaper.
According the official at the union office, the trucks are not only being bought by the state in the near future, but also by the Tata group.
“A few days ago, Tata Steel had told us that we have to take delivery of all the trucks by December