Visually challenged students protest

Chennai, India: College students and graduates with visual impairment on Tuesday were on a hunger strike for the second day demanding filling up of vacancies in government schools and colleges. The protesters said that despite a Supreme Court order, the government had not filled 500 vacancies under Group A and B categories. “We can only seek government jobs as aided and private institutions do not appoint us,” said a protester. The government has not filled 9,000 backlog vacancies in its various departments. Neither has it issued appointment orders to candidates who had cleared the teacher eligibility test and completed certificate verification.According to them, there are 550 vacancies for the post of teachers in History, Tamil and English in government schools, to which the visually impaired graduates can be appointed. The protesters also want a hike in unemployment and transport allowance, doubling of scholarship and readers’ allowance, and a GO to fix fee for scribes writing examinations for them.

Delhi University Teachers’ Association holds strike against termination of two teachers

New Delhi:

Delhi University Teachers’ Association called a one-day token strike against the termination of services of two HinduCollege teachers on Tuesday. Many teachers boycotted their classes and around 400 gathered for the demonstration.

Teachers to strike at Wellsway School in Keynsham

England: Teachers at WellswaySchool in Keynsham will go on strike on Wednesday, March 11.

Teaching union has confirmed its members are planning to take strike action at the school in protest at what it calls “unacceptable working practices” at Wellsway.