Temporary teachers staging hunger strike for 3 days

KATHMANDU: The United Temporary Teachers Central Struggle Committee has been staging hunger strike for three days in the Capital. They are on fast-onto-death protest demanding their permanency through normal process.

It is stated that over 30 thousand teachers from across the country are working on a temporary basis and have announced protest, demanding to scrap the discriminatory vacancy announcements.

Kishun Prasad Yadav and Sulekha Devi Kayastha from Parsa, Jit Bahadur Gurung of Gorkha, Kamalawati Joshi from Bajhang and Kalu KC from Bajura have been staging the strike at Bhadrakali, Kathmandu.

One of the participants, Shanti Shahi from Jumla has said that the State has adopted discriminatory policy regarding the temporary teachers.

They had been teaching for 25 years on the temporary basis but the government was ignoring to address their demands.

The temporary teachers objected to the recent vacancy announcement by the Teachers Service Commission without having special provision to address their demands.