Now, MPO-indexed teachers on strike

Asia Desk, Staff Reporter, Apon Chowdhury, Dhaka Office: Now, MPO-indexed teachers on strike, Around 2,000 teachers and personnel of MPO-indexed academic institutions went on a fast unto dying in front of the Jatiya Press Club the previous day traumatic that their establishments be nationalized, reviews UNB. They started out the starvation strike as their call for for nationalising all academic institutions having Monthly Pay Order (MPO) facilities went unheeded even after a five-day sit-in on account that Wednesday.

The instructors and personnel went on the starvation strike below the banner of “Beshorkari Sikkha Jatiyakoron Liyajo Forum”, a platform of six organizations of instructors and employees everywhere in the united states, from 10am.

The firms are Bangladesh Besarkari Shikkhak Karmachari Forum, Bangladesh Sikkhak Parishad (Nazrul), Bangladesh Teachers’ Union, Jatiya Sikkhak Parishad, Bangladesh Sikkhak Parishad (Shah Al Jasim) and Besarkari Sikkha Prothisthan Karmachari Parishad.

Matiur Rahman, joint convener of the Liyajo Forum, claimed that round 50 lakh teachers and personnel of 37,000 MPO-listed instructional institutions are being deprived of proper pay and allowances even though they work as lots as their counterparts on the authorities institutions.

He additionally said extra teachers and employees are at the manner to join the strike, threatening to continue the starvation strike until their demand is met.
Meanwhile, numerous hundred Ebtedayee madrasah instructors persevered to lie down on street in front of the National

Press Club for the 7th instantly day the day prior to this, on starvation strike, stressful nationalisation of all registered primary-equal Islamic faculties. They are passing days and nights in first-rate miseries, suffering tough to combat the January bloodless with thin blankets and over a hundred and fifty of them are already taking helps of intravenous saline for survival.

Twelve greater teachers fell unwell on Monday and others were admitted at Dhaka Medical College Hospital, raising the number of indisposed instructors to 177 so far. On Sunday, the leaders of the Bangladesh Independent Ebtedayee Madrasah Teachers’ Association, that has waged the motion, met two times with the Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid and newly appointed State Minister for Technical and Madrasah Education Kazi Keramot Ali but to no avail.

Secretary General of Bangladesh Independent Ebtedayee Madrasah Teachers’ Association, Mokhlesur Rahman instructed UNB that they may maintain the hunger strike until the government fulfills their demands. On January 1, the Ebtedayee teachers arranged a sit down-in programme following which on January 8, they submitted separate memoranda to the Education Ministry and Finance Ministry and after that on January 9, and the academics went on the indefinite starvation strike annoying the nationalization of 8,500 registered Ebtedayee madrasahs.


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