NEW DELHI, Aug. 25 -- EMPLOYEES of the Ordnce Factory Board (OFB), who struck work to protest the proposed corporatisation of its factories, have agreed to resume duty from Monday after an assurance that a high-level committee would be set up to address their concerns, a defence ministry statement said on Saturday.

The deadlock was broken late Friday after a meeting between Subash Chandra, the newly appointed secretary of department of defence production, and employees' unions. The government has been holding talks with employees since August 14 but they struck work on August 20.

The employees have been opposing the Centre's proposal to turn all 41 ordnance factories, which supply arms and ammunition and other equipment to Indian armed fo...