SSA teachers begin hunger strike to press their demand

SRINAGAR: Hundreds of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) teachers today begins an indefinite hunger strike to press their demand for implementation of 7th pay commission and release of their long pending salaries.

SSA teachers protest in Srinagar, KL photo by Bilal Bahadur

Hundreds of SSA teacher under the banner of Teachers Joint Action Committee (TJAC) assembled in Pratap Park and staged a peaceful demonstration. Chanting slogans, the protesters led by President TJAC, Qayoom Wani demanded implementation of 7th pay commission and linking of SSA teachers’ salaries with state sector.

“We are going for indefinite hunger strike from today. Till our demands of immediate implementation of 7th pay commission and release of our long pending salaries are not met, we won’t call off our protest,” President TJAC, Qayoom Wani said. (PTK)

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