Non-teaching staff go on strike today
ISLAMABAD, Feb 11: Non-teaching staff of the capital schools and colleges will go on strike from Tuesday to press the government for acceptance of their demands.
They have been protesting in front of National Press Club (NPC) for the last three days, demanding time scale promotion for 8,000 employees and regularisation of 1,100 daily wage employees.
They were also demanding medical allowances and release of sanitary workers salaries. They said that the government had promised to accept their demands but have not fulfilled it.
Leader of the employees union, Sardar Sidique, while condemning the apathy of the Federal Directorate of Education (FDE), told Dawn that the employees had been holding a sit-in and protest for the last three days but not a single official of the directorate turned up to listen to them.“We have decided to go on strike in 400 schools and 14 colleges of the federal capital from Tuesday,” he said, adding on December 20, 2012, CAD Minister Nazar Mohammad Gondal during labour convention, assured the non-teaching staff that they will be regularised.
Later, the ministry approved regularisation of 1,100 daily wage employees but did not issue a notification. Instead, the officers of CAD and FDE appointed 400 new employees and were considering them for regularisation, he said.