Hunger strike will continue govt takes ‘proper decision’: SSA teachers

Hunger strike will continue govt takes ‘proper decision’: SSA teachers
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Arif Rasid

SRINAGAR: The Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) teachers on Saturday said their hunger strike – which continues for the last three weeks – will continue till government takes any “proper decision in our favour”.
The teachers, assembled at Pratap Park here, are demanding the implementation of 7th pay commission and delinking of their salaries with the state budget.
Chairman Teachers Joint Action Committee (TJAC) Abdul Qayoom Wani said the hunger strike will continue till the 7th pay commission is implemented.
Wani said the Committee today met the Advisor to Governor Khursheed Ganai regarding the long pending demands of ReT teachers.
He said that more than 40 thousand teachers across the state are up in arms against the administration. “They (teachers) self-starve and do not hurt others by coming on streets,” he said.
“Government has several times promised to SSA and RMSA teachers of resolving their demands but nothing has been done on ground,” TJAC chairman said.
The teachers who are on hunger strike said they have rotational shifts for participation in the strike so that the class work of students in their respective schools would not be affected.