Non-govt teachers go on strike today

Staff Correspondent | Published: 00:42, Jan 21,2018 | Updated: 01:07, Jan 21,2018

 
 

A teacher is being carried to hospital by rickshaw after she falls sick during a fast-unto-death of Bangladesh Besarkari Shikkhak Karmachari Forum, demanding nationalisation of their educational institutions, in front of National Press Club in the capital on Saturday. — New Age photo

Agitating teachers and employees of non-government secondary schools and colleges under monthly payment order system will enforce a strike today in all institutions across the country, demanding nationalisation of their jobs and the institutions.
Earlier on Friday, the teachers and employees called the strike on the fifth day of their ongoing fast-unto-death programme in front of the National Press Club in Dhaka.
On Saturday, during their sixth consecutive day of hunger strike, initiated by 200 teachers and employees from January 15 under the banner of Besharkari Shikkha Jatiyakaran Liaison Forum, about 85 teachers fell sick and from them four had to be hospitalised, said forum leaders.
The protestors declared the strike as they had not received any response from the authorities.
About five lakh teachers and employees would be joining us on Sunday from about 35,000 non-government MPO-schools and colleges, said Forum’s joint convener GM Shawon.
‘We had to take this step as the government has not responded to our fast-unto-death programme yet,’ he said.
Earlier from January 9 to 14, they observed a sit-in demonstration to press forth their demands. 

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