Meghalaya Teachers’ sit-in agitation demanding fair wages, threatens to go statewide
Demanding fair wages and threatening a statewide agitation, members of the Federation of All School Teachers of Meghalaya (FASTOM), launched a sit-in agitation outside the Meghalaya Board of School Education
Demanding fair wages and threatening a statewide agitation, members of the Federation of All School Teachers of Meghalaya (FASTOM), launched a sit-in agitation outside the Meghalaya Board of School Education on Wednesday.
Moreover, the group has also threatened to continue the agitation till April.
FASTOM executive member Mayborn Lyngdoh stated that if their demands are not met till the end of this month, they will launch a statewide protest from April onwards.
The sit-in agitation was launched a day after the teachers carried out a protest march in Shillong demanding fair wages and the regularisation of jobs.
Despite giving assurances to work towards upgradation of ad-hoc schools in 2019, teachers stated that the state government has failed to take any concrete steps on the matter.
According to the teachers, the process of increase in salaries for ad-hoc school teachers has been under consideration for a long time.
However, no step has been taken by the government to improve the situation.
First Published: 24th March, 2022 13:04 IST
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