Tribune News Service
Bathinda, June 3
Members of the Joint Teachers’ Front took out a protest march on two-wheelers and burnt the effigy of the Education Minister in Bathinda on Thursday. The protesters alleged that teachers were being engaged in online trainings, meetings and other duties even during summer vacations.
The protesters holding black flags started the march from Teachers’ Home and reached outside the District Administrative Complex and burnt effigies of the Education Minister and the Secretary of the Education Department.
Jagpal Bangi, a union leader, said, “Teachers are being asked to take online classes, attend meetings and training programmes, distribution of books and food items and remain engaged in admission-related work during summer vacations. The government has also been delaying the report of the 6th Pay Commission.”
Lachhman Singh, another leader, said, “Department officials are busy downsising so that its policy to close down government schools on permanent basis can be advanced further. Rather than regularising services of contractual teachers rendering their services for years as per new the education policy, the education sector is being affected adversely.”
Resents online classes
Sangrur: To protest against for their demands, government teachers under the banner of the Sanjha Adhyapak Morcha organised a march in Sangrur city. They demanded withdrawal of online classes during summer vacations, distribution of books and other official work. "The authorities are harassing government teachers during summer vacation. We will intensify our agitation in coming days," said Nirbhai Singh, convener of the morcha.
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