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Thursday, October 11, 2007

Group ‘D’ staff to join nationwide strike

The Puducherry Government Group ‘D’ Employees (central) Association on Wednesday announced its decision to join the proposed nationwide strike called by the Central trade unions and the Confederation of Central Government Employees Union to highlight their demands.

Addressing reporters here, general secretary of the association G. Madhialagan said the association leaders would hand over the strike notice to the authorities on October 17 after staging a demonstration in front of the Chief Secretariat. The association demanded an interim relief of Rs. 1,000 pending recommendation of the Sixth Pay Commission, implementation of the earlier pension scheme and to stop appointment of private security guards in government departments. The association wanted the government to fill the posts of record keepers in various departments.