As expected, the Goa Government Employees Association deferred its proposed strike after Chief Minister Digambar Kamat promised to resolve their demands. The decision was taken at a meeting of the working committee, taluka committees and councils of the Association on Sunday.
GGEA President M L Shetkar disclosed that the chief minister had assured them that their demands would be considered sympathetically and that a proposal has already been sent to the Law Secretary for his approval.
GGEA had threatened to strike work today demanding up-gradation in pay scales of all the left out sections of government employees. The government had reacted by invoking the Essential Services Maintenances Act and had declared that government employees not working on 6th December would not be paid for that day.
Around 25,000 government employees are yet to be brought under the purview of the Sixth Pay Commission recommendations.