Manipur teachers on strike over salary hike demand

February 23rd, 2011 - 6:43 pm ICT by ANI  

Manipur, Feb.23 (ANI): Teachers in Manipur are on strike over a demand for a hike in their salaries.

The teachers who have gathered under the banner of the Federation of College Teachers Associations of Manipur (FECTAM) called for a review of the cabinet decision of November 4, 2010.

FECTAM President L. Randhoni Devi said teachers both experienced and new, were being paid very low salaries.

The teachers have also gathered under the banner of the Council of Teachers’ Association and (COTA) suspended classes over a demand for implementation of recommendations made by the Sixth Central Pay Commission.

Agitating teachers in the state have launched a relay hunger strike since January.

School activity and student academics have been adversely affected as a result. (ANI)

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