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College staff associations extend support to DUTA strike

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The staff association of several colleges in the University extended support to the shutdown call given by the DUTA, teachers said Tuesday.

The University Teachers' Association (DUTA) called for a two-day university shutdown against the administration's alleged ignorance towards the pending promotions and non-involvement of the elected representatives in major decisions.

The protesters will stage a dharna outside the on Wednesday.

Colleges like Kamala Nehru, Gargi, Institute of Home Economics, Keshav Mahavidyalaya, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya, College of Vocational Studies, Shaheed Bhagat Singh, and Mary, Shivaji, Maitreyi, Rajdhani, Zakir HUssain, Acharya Narendra Dev, Ram Lal Anand, Sri Venkateswara, Atma extended their support to the complete shutdown call given by the DUTA, the teachers said.

"The strike of ad hoc teachers of the University entered its fifth day. Women have also joined them. As there is no facility of washroom, they will go back home at night and will continue their protest at their house," said Aditya Narayan Misra, president, Academics for Action and Development (AAD).

"We demand the absorption of ad hoc and temporary teachers in the (DU). These teachers have been working for years without any leave, maternity leave and increment," he said.

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First Published: Tue, January 08 2019. 23:35 IST