Striking teachers resume work in Tamil Nadu
Chennai: Barring a few, almost all the protesting teachers across Tamil Nadu resumed their duties on Tuesday with the AIADMK government-led by Chief Minister K. Palaniswami remaining firm.
In the state capital here, 99.9 per cent of the teachers have reported for duty. Only four teachers have not reported for duty, Chief Education Officer Thiruvalarchelvi told reporters.
Members of the Joint Action Committee of the Tamil Nadu Teachers Organisation and the Government Employees Organisation (JACTTO-GEO) have been striking work for the past couple of days with demands like reverting to the old pension scheme and a hike in pay for secondary grade teachers among others.
The Tamil Nadu government had expressed its inability to accede to the demands and warned of stern action against the striking teachers, forcing them to resume duty.
The School Education Department had suspended over 1,000 teachers for participating in the strike and also issued orders for the appointment of temporary teachers.