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Teachers jac begins strike

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Members of the Teaching community joined the strike across the 13 districts of the Seemandhra on Thursday against division of the State. They participated in the protest rallies organized by the APNGOs and other employees’ unions on the day and registered their protest. A good number of teachers, mostly associated with the Progressive Recognised Teachers Union (PRTU) took part in the agitation and is holding talks with the smaller groups and independent teachers in Seemandhra. “We are very small number as most of the teachers are associated with the unions affiliated to the two Left parties. They have not joined the strike,” said the teachers’ JAC leader Satyanarayana Reddy, while speaking to The Hans India on Thursday.

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Vijayawada: Members of the Teaching community joined the strike across the 13 districts of the Seemandhra on Thursday against division of the State. They participated in the protest rallies organized by the APNGOs and other employees’ unions on the day and registered their protest. A good number of teachers, mostly associated with the Progressive Recognised Teachers Union (PRTU) took part in the agitation and is holding talks with the smaller groups and independent teachers in Seemandhra. “We are very small number as most of the teachers are associated with the unions affiliated to the two Left parties. They have not joined the strike,” said the teachers’ JAC leader Satyanarayana Reddy, while speaking to The Hans India on Thursday.

The teachers in Srikakulam, East Godavari, West Godavari, Kadapa, Anantapur and Kurnool participated in large numbers where the PRTU is considerably strong, Satyanarayana Reddy said. He further added that they were holding talks with every teachers’ union in Seemandhra and were also ready for dialogue with the Left-associated unions.

He further said that the Head Masters unions have also served strike notice and would join the agitation from August 28. He said that the movement would pick up once the headmasters join the strike and expected that more schools would be closed with their inclusion in the next couple of days.

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