December 7, 2021

Non-teaching varsity employees of Cotton University stage protest against NEP

Guwahati, Sep 30: Non- teaching employees of Cotton University staged a sit-in-strike in front of administrative block of the university today, in alliance with the nation-wide protest as planned by the All India University Employees Confederation (AIUEC) against the New National Education Policy 2020. AIUEC is a conglomerate of different unions of university employees across India. The Charter of Demands pertaining to the protest include setting up of Pay Commission to prescribe uniform pay-scale and service conditions for non-teaching employees of universities and other institutions of higher education; restoring old pension scheme; recruitment of adequate staff with time bound promotion, regularisation of services of all casual/contractual staff, stopping implementation of National Education Policy 2020; representation of non-teaching employees in University Bodies and democratisation of Universities and other institutions of higher education; restoring Labour Laws which were in vogue prior to 2014; creating employment in all organised and unorganised sectors both in urban and rural areas; providing unemployment allowance to those seeking employment; giving away compensatory allowance to those working people who were thrown out of employment due to wrong decisions of the Government and due to mismanagement of Covid-19 situation; and, ensuring double income to farmers as promised along with waiving loans of farmers.

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