The protest, launched by the college teachers in Manipur, demanding the implementation of the recommendations as per the 7th Pay Commission, has entered its 29th day

The members of the Federation of Government College Teachers’ Association (FEGOCTA), Manipur, are on a ‘cease-work strike’ since January 28 last.

Manipur government on Thursday issued an order implementing the 7th UGC pay scale and urged to protesting college teachers to withdraw their strike.

However, the teachers’ body refused to budge saying the order is “incomplete”.

The FEGOCTA on Saturday termed the order “unacceptable” and decided to continue the strike.

The decision to continue with the strike was taken in a meeting convened on Friday, the FEGOCTA said in a statement on Saturday.

“Cease-work with sit-in-protest will continue as usual until acceptable orders are issued as per Cabinet approval of 6th August, 2020,” it added.

The FEGOCTA meeting further resolved to use social media including Facebook, YouTube, etc., to highlight the reasons behind continuing with the cease-work strike due to the “unacceptable orders contradictory to Cabinet approval of August 6, 2020”, the release added.

The meeting also resolved to exempt the teachers discharging duties in the ensuing elections to the student unions of colleges, from the stir.

However, the teachers on election-related duties will wear black badges as a mark of protest.


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