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Non-teaching college staff begin strike
Correspondent SHILLONG, NOV 24:
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Published on 25 Nov. 2010 12:00 AM IST
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The Meghalaya College Non-Teaching Staff Association (MCNTSA) today began their indefinite strike demanding extension of new pay scales.
The non-teaching college staff members are demanding for extension of revised pay scales and 40 per cent arrears as per the recommendation Meghalaya Fourth Pay Commission.
The strike has affected the normal functioning of 15 colleges in the state. The agitating college employees are congregating at Student’s Field, here, from 11 hours to 1600 hours everyday as part of the indefinite strike.
“We have been forced to agitate in protest against the Government’s adamant attitude to comply with our demands of extending the new revised pay scales and arrears to us,” MCNTSA President, R Mawrie said.
The indefinite strike, she said will continue till the government give them in writing that the non-teaching college staff members would also enjoy the new pay scales and 40 per cent arrears before this Christmas.
Earlier, the cash-strapped government has avail of Rs 100-crore loans from banks to pay 40 per cent arrears to deficit schoolteachers and 30 per cent arrears to Government employees and pensioners.

 
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