Isaac had a dialogue with Kerala Gazetted Officers Association (KGOA) on rectifying anomalies within the pay revision of school lecturers. At this assembly the minister is learnt to have given assurance that the arrears from Jan 1, 2020 can be paid for the lecturers.
However, KGMCTA rejected this proposal. “The affiliation was not invited for dialogue and therefore we’re not positive about what was the settlement they made. We should not prepared to settle for any proposal apart from offering the arrears from Jan 1, 2016,” stated Dr S Binoy, state president of KGMCTA. Since the dialogue was held with out our participation, we can’t settle for a proposal which the minister and KGOA representatives have agreed upon. We will go ahead with our strike plan; three-hour OP responsibility and instructing periods can be boycotted on Jan 29 from 8am as a mark of protest, stated Dr Binoy.
KGMCTA known as a strike as the federal government hadn’t given assurance on offering arrears whereas implementing pay revision. The pay revision, which was due in 2016, was finished solely in 2020; the federal government had assured that it’ll have a retrospective impact from Jan 1, 2016. But, it has not given any dedication on arrears, it was stated.