Vc talks fail: University employees continue strike for second day

The negotiations, however, failed to make a breakthrough as both sides stuck to their guns


Our Correspondent November 24, 2016

HARIPUR: Permanent employees of the University of Haripur (HU) on Thursday continued their strike for the second consecutive day.

Over 70 employees, including teachers and administrative staff, went on a token strike on Wednesday against what they claim are violations of the Universities Act and alleged nepotism by the VC.

Since their negotiations with VC also failed on Wednesday, they boycotted their duties again for a token period of two hours. The protesters gathered outside the administration block and later moved around different UoH departments chanting slogans of their demands.

Protesters chanting "Go VC Go" announced complete strike from Friday till the acceptance of their demands.

Earlier, a five-member delegation of protesters held talks with VC Dr Nasser Ali Khan and presented a charter of demands asking him to redress their grievances.

The negotiations, however, failed to make a breakthrough as both sides stuck to their guns.

Published in The Express Tribune, November 25th, 2016.

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