Teachers protests for salary hike, without affecting teaching

Last Updated: Thursday, January 21, 2010 - 23:05

Mumbai: Without disturbing the school
functioning, nearly 150 primary teachers from around 450 of
the civic-aided schools are on indefinite protest on rotation,
demanding salary at par with other municipal employees and
their arrears of the previous revised pay.

"We are against the step-motherly treatment meted to
us by the country`s richest civic body," Primary Teachers`
Association Secretary Prabhakar Date told PTI.

Nearly 150 teachers are protesting in rotation at Azad
Maidan in south Mumbai for the last three days.

The Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM)
takes four to five years to implement its announcement of
revised pay scale and on top of that they have not paid the
arrears for 84 months from 2000 to 2007, Date said.

The 2000 revised pay scale was announced but still not
implemented, he said.

"The revised pay scale of 2000 is yet to be paid and
also it is discriminatory in nature. As it is not at par with
the other employees of MCGM it is insulting to the teaching
community," he said.

There are around 450 civic aided schools and "we are
protesting in rotation as we do not want to disturb the
classes. We are from schools of all mediums including Marathi,
Urdu, Gujarati and English", a teacher said.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, January 21, 2010 - 23:05

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