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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 79

Maoist teachers’ body calls off school strike

Koshit R. Koirala Reporting from Nepal

Kathmandu, 31 July, ( The agitating Nepal Educational Republican Forum (NERF) has withdrawn its strike in schools around the country after the government agreed to meet its demands.

The three-day strike beginning Wednesday was withdrawn following anagreement to this effect on Thursday evening.

Among others, the agitating teachers’ body close to Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) had demanded the government to grant permanent status to temporary teachers of institutional schools and ensure salary and other benefits to private school teachers commensurate with the government scale.

The also asked the government to make private school owners mandatory to give appointment letters to their employees.

According to a Cabinet Minister Dr Minedra Rijal, who attended the talks on behalf of the government, they have agreed to hold negotiation with the agitating teachers on each of their demand.

Representatives of the private school operators who were present during the talks also agreed to give appointment letters to teachers and review their salary.

Over 6 million students studying in various government and private institutes were affected due to the strike.

- Asian Tribune -

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