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25,000 school teachers on strike in Uttarakhand

Dehradun : Nearly 25,000 school teachers across Uttarakhand went on an indefinite strike on Tuesday demanding implementation of their 18-point charter of demands related to pay structure, leave and transfer provisions. “The indefinite strike began in support of our 18-point charters of demands today after the stir on September 6 fell on deaf ears,” Uttarakhand Government Teachers Association General Secretary Sohan Majila said.

There have been three agreements between the state government and the Rajkiya Shikshak Sangh, Uttarakhand since 2015. “The third one was in August 2016 and we want it to be implemented,” he said. The stir is being carried out by secondary and higher secondary teachers from 2300 schools all over the state, Majila said.

The 18-point charter of demands includes linking up selection and super-selection processes with pay structure.