On October 23 and 24, protesting employees shall attend office and discharge duties by wearing black badges as a sign of protest

Itanagar: In order to press for their various demands, including granting of allowances as per the recommendations made by the 7th Central Pay Commission, state government employees under the banner of the Confederation of Service Association of Arunachal Pradesh (CoSAP) have decided to go on a four-day strike starting from October 23.

Realising the hardship faced by general public, business community and other stake holders due to the proposed strike, the CoSAP has decided to modify the modus operandi of the second phase of the strike on October 25 and 26, depending upon the response from the first on October 23 and 24.

“On October 23 and 24, the employees shall attend office/workplaces and discharge their normal duties by wearing black badges as a sign of protest,” a press release issued by the employees’ body said.

If the state government fails to redress the grievances still such period, the employees will also resume its pen/tool down movement on October 25, 26.

The employees’ body also came down heavily on the state government for taking stringent action against the agitating employees. “It’s a move to suppress our democratic movement. Since the state is not facing any constitutional/law-and-order breakdown, threatening to impose Article 356 is uncalled for.”

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