Thousands of private school staffers take out protest in Bengaluru

Thousands of private school staffers take out protest in Bengaluru

BENGALURU: Holding placards and banners, around 30,000 teachers, staff and administrative officials of private schools took to the streets in Bengaluru on Tuesday, protesting against government’s decisions which have affected their financial situation. They demanded that their issues be resolved in a week.Members of 12 organisations protested under the banner of Karnataka Private School Managements Teaching and Non-Teaching Staff Coordination Committee. One of their major demands was the withdrawal of the order mandating a 30 per cent cut in tuition fee. They submitted a memorandum to MLCs and Primary and Secondary Education Minister S Suresh Kumar. Leaders of the protesting organisations told the minister that he should take a salary cut to experience what teachers and support staff had to go through for months without pay.“The 12 of us did not receive our pay through the lockdown. After schools reopened in January, we received 70% of our pay,” said Suresh, a driver working at a school in Kolar. A teacher and a support staffer at an K R Nagar school, said their institution had cut salaries by half. “We are …
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