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Government teachers, employees arrested

Press Trust of India  |  Coimbatore 

About 1,300 members of JACTTO-GEO were arrested here today for staging a demonstration in front District Collector's office here demanding to implement their charter of demands, including the 7th Pay commission recommendations.

The memebrs of the Joint Action Committee of Teachers' Organisations-Employees' Organisations (JACTTO-GEO) raised slogans in support of their demands.

They also demanded repeal of the new contributory pension scheme, implementation of recommendations of Seventh Pay Commission for State employees and a monthly payment of 20 per cent of the incremental basic and grade pay as interim relief till implementation of the pay commission recommendations.

Defying the interim stay for strike as directed by Madura High Court, the employees squatted on the road, blocking vehicular movement. All of them were arrested, police said.

Meanwhile, an Erode report said attendance in the offices were thin due to the strike.

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First Published: Tue, September 12 2017. 16:07 IST