The government staff and teacher unions plan an indefinite strike from Tuesday over pending dues and the new pension scheme. However, Tamil Nadu CM Edappadi K Palaniswami appealed to them not to protest as it would affect the relief work for the victims of Cyclone Gaja
Chennai: The Joint Action Council of Tamil Nadu Teachers’ Organisations and Government Employees Organisations (JACTTO-GEO) is planning to go on an indefinite strike starting from December 4 due to non-payment of long-pending dues and also against the new pension scheme.
According to The Hindu, personnel and administrative reforms minister D Jayakumar, finance secretary K Shanmugam and senior officials held the meeting with about 20 representatives from JACTTO-GEO.
But the talks failed and following which they decided to go on an indefinite protest from Tuesday.
Tamil Nadu chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami said that the demands would be considered and a decision would be taken after studying the TS Sridhar Committee report.
He urged the teachers and the government staff to not go on strike as it would hamper relief work to be carried out in districts affected by Cyclone Gaja.
“At this juncture, I request the government staff to extend full cooperation to implement speedily the relief work for the affected poor, farmers, fishermen and public without any setback”, he said in a press release.
JACTTO-GEO, according to The New Indian Express, plans on staging a demonstration on December 5 at all taluk headquarters.
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Last Updated Dec 2, 2018, 5:38 PM IST