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Striking public university teachers invited to meet PM


Dhaka – Public university teachers who have been on a movement to realise their four-point demand will meet Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday.
“A delegation of the Federation of Bangladesh University Teachers Association (FBUTA) will go to Ganobhaban at 4:30pm tomorrow (Monday) to meet the Prime Minister,” FBUTA secretary general Prof ASM Maksud Kamal told UNB on Sunday.He said they will go to the Prime Minister’s official residence as the Prime Minister’s Office invited the teachers to have tea there.
Earlier, an FBUTA delegation, led by its president Prof Farid Uddin Ahmed and Prof ASM Maksud Kama, handed over a written proposal relating to their demands to Education Secretary Sohrab Hossain in the evening.
On January 11, teachers of the country’s 37 public universities went on an indefinite strike protesting what they said discriminations against them in the 8th national pay scale.
Public university teachers have been on protests since the 8th National Pay Scale was announced on May 14 last year, advocating for a four-point demand that includes the formation of a commission to initiate an independent pay scale for them.
The other demands of the teachers are to remove the gap in salaries and allowances between senior professors and senior secretaries, and between professors and secretaries; upgrading the status of teachers in the warrant of precedence; and the provision of cars and other allowances for teachers similar to provisions given to bureaucrats.- Agencies


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