Govt employees' strike continues in Goa
The week-long indefinite strike by government employees in Goa showed no signs of abatement in Panaji with the state government reluctant to accept their demand for fatter pay packets.
With Goa Chief Minister Digambar Kamat's attempts to intervene in the matter failing, functioning of government offices remained paralysed as employees refused to work.
The pen down strike spearheaded by Goa Government Employees Association (GGEA) began last week.
In order to end the strike, Kamat had held talks with leaders of striking unions on Saturday but failed to arrive at a consensus.
While the state government feels that by increasing their salary, the state exchequer would have to bear an additional burden of almost Rs 100 crores, employees contest the claim saying the state will have to shell out hardly Rs ten crores extra.
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