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Non-MPO teachers call off hunger strike upon PM’s assurance

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5 January, 2018 16:58 PM



Non-MPO teachers call off hunger strike upon PM’s assurance

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The hunger strike demonstration of non-MPO teachers of the secondary schools has been called off after the assurance given by the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

Private TV channel NEWS24, a sister concern of the Daily Kalerkantho, has reported the news.

The hunger strike demonstration of non-MPO teachers of the secondary schools was entered into the sixth day today.

During the long sit-in programme held in front of the National Press Club in the capital, a number of fasting teachers have fallen sick while demanding immediate enlistment under the government’s Monthly Pay Order scheme.

On January 2, Education Minister, Nurul Islam Nahid, however, went to Jatiya Press Club premise to break the fasting of the agitating teachers and assured the teachers of meeting their demand citing a clearance from Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith to include them in the monthly payment system.

The teachers on the day announced further continuation of their indefinite hunger strike, rejecting the assurance given by the education minister.

According to the teachers, the number of non-MPO educational institutions is 5,242, where around 80,000 teachers are working without any pay, some for more than a decade.


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