They were demanding among other things, reverting back to the old pension scheme and wage revision. The JACTTO-GEO had earlier staged agitations before launching the indefinite strike, from which a majority of the associations kept away. More than 20 associations started the strike stating that talks held with Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami did not yield the desired results.
A majority of the 79 associations comprising JACTTOGEO, decided to defer the strike after talks that took place with the Chief Minister on Wednesday. “Former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa made a poll promise to implement the old pension scheme. Keeping this in mind, the government should scrap the new Contributory Pension Scheme (CPS) immediately,’’ the JCTTO-GEO said.
Reports received here said members of JACTTO-GEO staged protest demonstrations in various parts of the State as part of the strike.