Government teachers staged a protest outside the Karachi Press Club on Thursday, demanding the immediate release of salaries to teachers and non-teaching staff appointed in 2012.
The protesters also called for making teachers appointed on contracts permanent and discontinuing the contract-based mechanism for hiring teachers. Demanding the dismissal of management cadres from administrative posts, they said junior school teachers should also be promoted to grade 17.
Rest of their demands included the restoration of 1,400 vacancies of supervisors in the school education department, the restoration of biannual increments in salaries, the issuance of biannual funds to teaching staff as given to their counterparts in Balochistan and an increase in the medical allowance and house rent allowance, among others.
Schools secretary Ahmed Bux Narejo reached the KPC to negotiate with the protesters. The protesters dispersed after the negotiation, deferring the protest until today (Friday).
The schools secretary has called a delegation of teachers to his office for further negotiations.
Published in The Express Tribune, January 1st, 2021.
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