A delegation of AIADMK MPs on Thursday sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s intervention in finding an “amicable” resolution to ongoing strike by the workers of the Neyveli Lignite Corporation (NLC) that has now continued for over a month.

The meeting comes two days after Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa wrote to the Prime Minister urging him to ask the Ministry of Coal to immediately look into the grievances of the NLC workers and settle the issue.

Around 13,000 regular employees of NLC are on a strike since July 20 demanding wage revision. The unions are demanding 24 per cent increase in wages while NLC has agreed to give only 10 per cent.

Senior AIADMK leader and Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker M Thambi Durai told reporters after the meeting that said that the Prime Minister had assured them that he would speak to the officials concerned in this regard.

“The Prime Minister told us he would speak to the officials concerned and take the necessary steps for extending the required assistance to the workers,” Thambi Durai said.

Later, the delegation of the 48 party MPs also met Coal and Power Minister Piyush Goyal, demanding that he ensure that the quantum of power supply to Tamil Nadu from NLC is not affected.