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Now,over 13,000 non-teaching staff threaten to go on strike

After university and college teachers,around 13,000 non-teaching staff from the state has also threatened to go on strike.

Written by Express News Service | Pune |
July 22, 2009 4:45:08 am

After university and college teachers,around 13,000 non-teaching staff from the state has also threatened to go on strike. While the workers will hold strike in stages,their major demand includes implementation of Sixth Pay Commission (SPC) recommendations. A total of 1500 workers from UoP will also be a part of this strike.

“We will be holding a public meeting on Thursday outside the University of Pune (UoP),followed by a morcha at the office of joint director of education on July 31. We are planning no-work agitation from August 1 to 3 and total strike on August 4,” said Rajabhau Nerlekar,vice president,Maharashtra Vidyapeeth Karmachari Mahasangh (Maharashtra Universities’ non-teaching staff association). Non-teaching staff from all non-agriculture universities in the state,IGNOU and Maharashtra University of Health Sciences –Nasik is also participating in the strike.

Meanwhile,the Maharashtra Federation of University and College Teachers’ Organisations (MFUCTO) will be holding a massive demonstration outside the Nasik collectorate during a special cabinet meeting scheduled on Wednesday. “After this,we plan to take to the roads and hold morchas at various places,” said Atul Bagul,president,Pune University Teachers’ Association (PUTA) on Monday. Around 50,000 college teachers from the state have joined the strike called by Maharashtra Federation of University and College Teachers’ Organisations (MFUCTO) that is being supported by the non-teaching staff.

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