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Block grant teachers resolve to postpone cease work stir from Sep 24

Bhubaneswar, Sep 22 (UNI) Agitated Block grant teachers sitting on indefinite dharna
since August 16 last today resolved to postpone their cease work agitation temporarily
from September 24 next .
The teachers were staging demonstration under the banner of Odisha School College
Teachers and Employees United Forum for the fulfillment of their demands
Prakash Chandra Mohanty, a leader of the forum said the teachers will postpone their
cease work and and go back to school to take classes and conduct examinations wearing
black badges.
The decision was taken in view of the college Union election and to facilitate semester
exams in various colleges and schools.
However, Mr Mohanty said the teachers would continue their agitation in support of their
demands.
He said everyday teachers from two districts will hold demonstration in Bhubaneswar.
On October 2 next, the teachers will hold demonstration in front of the office of district
Collectors across the state and on October 9 next a mass convention of teachers would
be organized in Bhbaneswar in support of their demands.
He said from October 3 to 8, the teachers will hold discussions with the villagers from
1600 to 2000 hours every day and seek their support.
Mr Mohanty said the forum also decided to boycott the coming general elections and
would not discharge any election duty.
Among other things the teachers are demanding better service condition, pension,
regularization of services, pay and other facilities at par with government teachers and
employees .
Braving inclement weather thousands of Teachers and employees including women
from 4000 schools and 1500 college from across the state are on strike since August 16
last in support of their demands.
During the strike period, the teachers wore black badges, gheraoed the residence of
MLAs and observed the Guru Divas as black day .
Though several rounds of discussion were held between the teachers and Ministerial
Committee but it failed to resolve the issue.
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