STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

JACTO-GEO threatens to go on 72-hour hunger strike

Members of the organisation, while welcoming Palaniswami’s decision to drop the charges, said that they are forced to launch a strike as all their demands are not met.

Published: 07th February 2021 03:30 AM  |   Last Updated: 07th February 2021 03:30 AM   |  A+A-

school teachers, exams

For representational purposes (File Photo | EPS)

By Express News Service

CHENNAI: Members of the Joint Action Council of Teachers’ Organisations - Government Employees’ Organisations (JACTO-GEO) have asked the government to accept their 10 demands, failing which, they announced that their coordinators would go on a 72-hour hunger strike starting Monday.

The strike was announced despite Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami recently dropping disciplinary action taken against 5,068 members of the organisation for staging protests in 2019 for various demands, including scrapping the contributory pension scheme, and disbursal of payment arrears and employee benefits.

Members of the organisation, while welcoming Palaniswami’s decision to drop the charges, said that they are forced to launch a strike as all their demands are not met. In addition to the hunger-strike in Chennai, members of the organisation have planned to hold protests in all districts. They also urged the Chief Minister to give them audience.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp