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protest: Members of the Tamil Nadu Elementary Teachers Organisation's Joint Action Council sitting on fast in Tiruchi. PHOTO:R.M. RAJARATHINAM.
protest: Members of the Tamil Nadu Elementary Teachers Organisation's Joint Action Council sitting on fast in Tiruchi. PHOTO:R.M. RAJARATHINAM.

Elementary and middle school teachers under the banner Tamil Nadu Elementary Teachers Organisations Joint Action Council (TETOJAC), Tiruchi district observed day-long fast here on Saturday in support of their charter of demands. The fast was observed near Khadi Kraft junction.

The teachers demanded pay to secondary school teachers in the state on par with their Central government counterparts. They also wanted the State government to hike the Grade Pay for Headmasters of Elementary Schools.

Their other demands included six months maternity leave for women teaching and non-teaching staff and full pension for those teachers who had completed 20 years of service.

Representatives of Tamil Nadu Elementary School Teachers Federation; Tamizhaga Aasiriyar Kootani; Tamil Nadu Aarambapalli Aasiriyar Kootani; Tamizhaga Aarambapalli Aasiriyar Kootani took part in the fast which was inaugurated by the State general secretary of Tamil Nadu Elementary Schools Teachers Federation and member of the State TETOJAC high level committee N. Rangarajan.

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