Over 2500 SSA teachers launch pen down strike

Over 2500 SSA teachers launch pen down strike
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Kohima, May 2: Over 2500 SSA teachers in Nagaland today launched its first phase of agitation in the form of pen down strike demanding release of pending salaries with 7th Revision of Pay (ROP).
Nagaland Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan Teachers’ Association (NSSATA) general secretary, Vinoka Sohe said that they have been compelled to agitate as the State Government has failed to fulfil their 7-day ultimatum served to the Department of School Education on April 23 last.
He said that the NSSATA has been demanding release of their salaries pending for last four months since January.
“We are also asking for payment of Nagaland SSA teachers in 7th ROP in line with State Government employees and also inclusion of the SSA teachers (batch of 2010 and 2013) salaries in non-plan budget,” he said.
Recalling that the NSSATA officials had met Advisor for School Education and other department officials at the advisor’s office in Kohima yesterday and discussed about the ultimatum served on April 23 last but without any concrete solution, Shohe said that the teachers were left with no option but to resort to pen down strike from today as first phase of agitation.
“We will continue to attend school but not taking any classes,” he said while informing that the association would take more stringent democratic means if the government fails to fulfil their demand shortly.
Meanwhile, the association has directed all its members to strictly adhere to the resolution passed. (Page News Service)