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HISTORIC STRUGGLE OF T


TAMIL NADU GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES


he indefinite strike launched by the Tamilnadu Government Employees Association (TNGEA) has been a historic success as the major demands raised by them have been considered by the government. TNGEA had called for an indefinite strike from 10th February 2016 on a 20 point charter of demands. The demands were pending for a long time. Neither the earlier DMK Government nor the present AIADMK Government came forward to settle the issues through negotiations with the Employees organisations. However, on the assurances given by the present Chief Minister to government employees during the 2011 assembly elections, there was a ray of hope as she had promised that if voted to power she would re-visit the National Pension Scheme, dispense with consolidate pay system


and demands of employees would be settled positively. But in the last 4 ½ years in power the government has refused to implement the promises in spite of repeated reminders by Employees Association.


R.MUTHUSUNDARAM Chairman, AISGEF


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February 2016. While the work for indefinite strike was in full swing, a group of ministers held talks with leaders of TNGEA on the night of 9th


It was under these circumstances that government employees under the leadership of TNGEA were forced to go on for an indefinite strike. The strike was not a spontaneous one but a culmination of a series of agitations and failed negotiations. On January 22, 2016 more than 50,000 employees under the leadership of TNGEA assembled in Chennai to meet the Chief Minister which she denied arrogantly. This attitude along with provocation from police caused a tense situation which forced the Chief Secretary to meet the TNGEA leaders. In the meeting the Chief Secretary assured the leaders to appraise the Chief Minister of the demands. But the government aggravated the situation by calling the Associations, which were not on strike, for talks on 7th


February 2016 and assured the leaders that their demands are just and would be taken to the notice


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