Teachers demand pay hike in Manipur

In Manipur, hundreds of teachers are protesting against the non-implementation of the sixth pay commission. The teachers in the state are demanding hike in their salaries. The teachers who have gathered under the banner of the Federation of College Teachers Associations of Manipur (FECTAM) called for a review of the cabinet decision of November 4, 2010. FECTAM President L. Randhoni Devi said both experienced and new teachers are being paid peanuts. The teachers have also gathered under the banner of the Council of Teachers' Association and (COTA) suspended classes over a demand for implementation of recommendations made by the Sixth Central Pay Commission. Agitating teachers in the state have launched a relay hunger strike since January. The two month long strike has affected the normal functioning of various schools across the state.

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