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Govt staff strike enters second day

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Thiruvananthapuram: Functioning of government offices and schools in the state continued to be affected on Wednesday as the indefinite strike by the pro-Left and pro-BJP unions entered the second day.

In protest against the state government’s firm decision to implement the contributory pension scheme, Pro-LDF and pro-BJP state employees and teachers in the state began an indefinite strike from Monday midnight.

Although the unions spearheading the strike against the proposed contributory pension scheme have claimed that the strike is a major success, the government on Tuesday claimed that 62.1 per cent of employees attended offices despite the difficulties caused by strike by private bus workers and a section of Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) employees.

Home Minister Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan told reporters that ignoring the strike call, 62.1 per cent of employees reported for duty Tuesday.

Stray incidents of minor scuffles between striking employees and those opposed to the agitation were reported from some parts of the state.

Chief Minister Ommen Chandy on Monday had said that the decision of the unions could be seen only as a "politically motivated" move as the government had allayed their apprehensions by convening two rounds of talks.

At the conciliatory talks last week, Ommen Chandy made it clear that the PPS would not in any way affect the salary or pension of the existing staff, it failed to make any breakthrough on the stand of pro-left service organisations.

Meanwhile, the government has announced dies-non (no work, no pay) to face the strike. Kerala has about 4.5 lakh government employees.

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