CHANDIGARH : GSCTA As no heed has been paid by the Chandigarh Administration to the demand of regularization of the services being raised by the contract school teachers of Chandigarh despite their agitation, The School Contractual Teachers Association (GSCTA) Chandigarh today commenced chain hunger strike.
The first batch who sat on hunger strike comprised Miss. Amita Singh and Mrs. Parminder Kaur. Veteran Trade Union leader Mr. Raghubir Singh Sandhu (President Trade Union council) garlanded the first batch. Besides hundreds of Contracts joined the protest rally, held in the afternoon, various representatives of different trade union and employees associations addressed the protest rally and extended their support to the ongoing agitation of Contract Teachers for claiming regularization against the vacant posts lying in the Education Department.
The Representatives who addressed are-
-S.Gurmail singh Sandhu [ General Secretary, Joint Action Committee PB. And UT Employees]
– Sh. Jai Chand [ Vice President Joint Action Committee PB. And UT Employees]
-Sh. Chinderpal Cheema [ President Pb. State Ministral Services Union]
-Sh. Savinder Singh – Co-convener – Co-ordination Committee of Teachers UT Chandigarh]
In the meantime a deputation of GSCTA also met Union Minister Mr. P.K. Bansal who said that he is in constant touch with Union Home Minister Mr. P. Chidamabaram on the issue of Contract teachers and further assured that the matter of regularization of Contract Teachers would be settled positively with in a short period