Striking govt workers union asks Jayalalithaa to implement promises

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Pudukottai (TN), Feb 14: Tamil Nadu Government Employees Association (TNGEA) on Saturday said more organisations will join the ongoing indefinite strike by the employees if the government continued to be indifferent to their demands, including restoration of old pension scheme.

The Secretariat staff, the elementary school teachers, had expressed support for the strike. The All-India Government Employees Sammelan also had assured to hold a demonstration in support of the striking employees, TNGEA Secretary R Panneerselvam said here.

Jayalalithaa

If the government continued to be indifferent, more associations would join the strike, launched by various associations on February 10 pressing 20-point charter of demands, including old pension scheme and filling vacancies.

Panneerselvam, who was here to attend a meeting organised by various associations of the government employees, urged Chief Minister Jayalalithaa to recall "promises" made by her during the last elections and implement them.

He said the Chief Minister should not allow the agitation to intensify and instead accept the demands.

PTI

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