TAMIL NADU

Fast for payment of salary arrears

Staff Reporter

SALEM: Members of Tamil Nadu All Districts Aavin Employees and Workers Federation observed a fast here on Saturday urging the State government and Aavin management to provide dearness allowance and salary arrears.

Pension

They also wanted the government to provide pension on a par with the government employees and give promotion to those who had completed 10 years of service.

The members urged the government to streamline the milk procurement and make the payment to milk producers without delay. It should also initiate efforts to provide cattle feed at a subsidised rate and introduce a free life insurance policy scheme for the milk producers.

They also condemned the State cooperative union for purchasing milk products from the district cooperative unions at a lower price.

This practice had caused huge loss to the district cooperative unions, affecting the employees and the milk producers, it was pointed out.

The government should compensate the loss immediately, the members demanded.

Federation Honorary president K.A. Sengottuvel led the protest.