Strike cripples Bihar colleges

March 10th, 2008 - 8:22 pm ICT by admin  

Patna, March 10 (IANS) About 33,000 non-teaching staff of nine universities and 250 constituent colleges went on a five-day strike from Monday to demand higher salaries. Ganga Prasad Jha, general secretary of the Bihar State University and College Employees Federation, said the protest had paralysed colleges across the state.The strikers staged a protest before the state assembly here.

Jha claimed that the Bihar government had accepted their demands and signed agreements with the non-teaching staff representatives between 2003 and 2007 but these had not been fulfilled.

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