Teachers’ ceasework against pay hike cut-off
The West Bengal College and University Teachers’ Association (WBCUTA) has called a ceasework on November 19 to demand that the pay hike announced by the chief minister on Tuesday be implemented from January 2016, instead of January 2020.
The teachers’ associations of Jadavpur and Calcutta universities have supported the call by the WBCUTA, which is the largest body of college and university teachers.
The CPM-backed Jadavpur University Teachers’ Association (JUTA) said it would observe ceasework on November 19 and 20.
The CPM-backed Calcutta University Teachers’ Association will observe ceasework on November 19.
Teachers at Rabindra Bharati University, too, will join the protest that day.
More than 15,000 college and university teachers are likely to join the protest.
Chief minister Mamata Banerjee had on Tuesday announced that college and university teachers would be paid according to the recommendations of the seventh pay commission from January 1, 2020.
Teachers were expecting that the hike would come into effect from January 1, 2016, when the human resource development ministry had notified that the recommendations would be implemented.