Chennai: The state-wide strike called by the Joint Action Committee of Tamil Nadu Teachers Organisations and Government Employees Organisations (JACTTO-GEO) is threatening to paralyse normal life in Tamil Nadu as more than 80 per cent of employees and teachers are expected to take part in it.
Their main demands include continuation of the old pension scheme for all employees and revising pay structure on par with the central government staff.
They also demanded an interim relief to the tune of 20 per cent until the revision of pay structure.
“We expect the participation of over 90 per cent teachers and employees in the strike. It would be a massive strike. The state government should invite us for talks regarding our demands,” said P. Ilangovan, one of the state convenors of Jactto-Geo.
It is expected that there would be a complete participation of elementary teachers as they affected by the anomalies in the implementation of Sixth Pay Commission recommendations. The High and Higher Secondary school teachers also expected to take part in large numbers.
All India Bank Employees’ Association (AIBEA) has also called for the strike on Tuesday against privatisation of banks. Employees of government banks, old private banks and regional rural banks are expected to take part in the strike.
“All government banks, old private banks will be totally closed on Tuesday. Around 55,000 employees in the state will take part in the strike,” said CH Venkatachalam, general secretary, AIBEA.