Jr college teachers end strike
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Over 55,000 junior college teachers who had boycotted the evaluation and moderation duty of HSC exam called off their stir on Wednesday after the state agreed to some of their demands. They will resume work on Thursday.
The Maharashtra Federation of Junior College Teachers Union (MFJCTU) was demanding a revised pay structure, 42 leaves every year and approval for 1,168 teachers post.
"The junior college teachers have called off boycott of class XII exam paper evaluation," Education Minister Rajendra Darda said in the Assembly. "The government has agreed to three key demands, including considering DHE diploma for service seniority," he said.
The minister said the government has agreed to a major demand of the federation regarding maternity leave of `shikshan sevaks'. A discussion will be held with teachers' representatives in three months to consider their other demands, Darda said.
"They have decided to fulfil few of our demands and so we have decided to call off our strike. The state has agreed to disburse non-salary grants to the schools from April 1, 2013," Anil Deshmukh, general secretary of MFJCTU said.
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