ADVERTISEMENT

Protesting government employees, teachers held in Chennai

Protesting government employees, teachers held in Chennai

Published
Hot News Text
2 min read
Chennai: Joint Action Committee of Tamil Nadu Teachers
Chennai: Police take away members of Joint Action Committee of Tamil Nadu Teachers
Chennai: Police take away members of Joint Action Committee of Tamil Nadu Teachers
Protesting government employees, teachers held in Chennai
Protesting government employees, teachers held in Chennai
Chennai, May 8 (IANS) Protesting members of Joint Action Committee of Tamil Nadu Teachers' Organisations-Government Employees' Organisations (JACTTO-GEO) were on Tuesday taken into custody here, the police said.
Their demands include reverting to old pension scheme, payment of arrears and rectification of anomalies in the recommendations made by the pay commission.
The protesters in large numbers were taken into custody when they tried to take out a march towards the state secretariat.
Earlier, the police had arrested key members of JACTTO-GEO as a measure to prevent the protest.
Traffic flow was affected on the arterial Anna Salai and Kamarajar Salai owing to the protests in the morning, putting the office-goers to trouble.
Condemning the police action against the protesting teachers and state government employees, DMK leader M.K. Stalin urged the government for their release.
Stalin met the JACTTO-GEO members who were taken into custody.
He urged Chief Minister K. Palaniswami to call JACTTO-GEO members for talks and find a solution to the issue.
--IANS
vj/nir/vm

(This story was auto-published from a syndicated feed. No part of the story has been edited by The Quint.)

(This story was auto-published from a syndicated feed. No part of the story has been edited by The Quint.)

(The Quint is available on Telegram. For handpicked stories every day, subscribe to us on Telegram)

We'll get through this! Meanwhile, here's all you need to know about the Coronavirus outbreak to keep yourself safe, informed, and updated.

Liked this story? We'll send you more. Subscribe to The Quint's newsletter and get selected stories delivered to your inbox every day. Click to get started.

The Quint is available on Telegram & WhatsApp too, click to join.

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
Stay Updated

Subscribe To Our Daily Newsletter And Get News Delivered Straight To Your Inbox.

Join over 120,000 subscribers!
ADVERTISEMENT