Representatives from the Bharathi and Swadeshi mills have written to the Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Mr CH Vidyasagar Rao asking for his help in setting up a Special Industrial Tribunal to establish a new pay deal for the workers. In his letter, Mr AM Krishnamoorthy, president of the Pondicherry BJP, claimed that the recommendations set out by a Tribunal back in 1993 had now run out and that a new wage pattern needed to be established.