Members of the Joint Action Council of Teachers’ Organisations-Government Employees’ Organisations (JACTO-GEO) agreed to withdraw their agitation temporarily and get back to work by afternoon on Friday, September 15, following the orders of Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court, reported the Hindu.
The Bench directed the government to look into their demands and submit its views on September 21.
The court had said that holding strikes was not a fundamental right and the employees should look for alternative methods to resolve their issues.
Actor Kamal Haasan took a dig at the government with reference to the strike by the employees.
“No work no pay only for Govt. Employees? How about horse trading politicians languishing in resorts?” the actor said in a tweet without naming anyone.
No work no pay only for Govt. Employees?. How about horse trading politicians languishing in resorts?— Kamal Haasan (@ikamalhaasan) September 15, 2017
In another tweet, Kamal also pleaded with the court to warn legislators who did not attend work.
“The honourable court warns teachers on strike. I beseech the court to issue similar warnings to those MLAs who desist from attending work,” he said.
The honourable court warns teachers on strike. I beseech the court to issue similar warnings to those MLAs who desist from attending work— Kamal Haasan (@ikamalhaasan) September 15, 2017
The JACTO-GEO members launched an indefinite strike from September 7 after their request for implementation of the Seventh Pay Commission recommendations and restoration of the old pension scheme was not addressed by the government.
On September 13, the Madras High Court had pulled up a section of Tamil Nadu government teachers who are on strike, saying it affected students.
Kamal, who has been levying corruption charges against the Tamil Nadu government made the comparison to again rile up the AIADMK.