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Trade union strike: Odisha schools, colleges to remain closed

Press Trust of India  |  Bhubaneswar 

All educational institutions including schools, colleges and universities in Odisha will remain closed on Tuesday in view of the two-day nationwide strike called by central trade unions.

A notification to this effect was issued by the Higher department on Monday.

"All schools in the state will remain closed on Tuesday due to the general strike called by central trade unions. The decision regarding the closure of schools on Wednesday will be taken tomorrow, said School and Mass Secretary PK Mohapatra.

Meanwhile, the state's BJD government and its trade union front -- Biju Sramika Samukhya (BSS) -- have extended support to the two-day nation-wide strike called by CITU, AITUC and others trade unions.

The general strike has been called by the central trade unions demanding fulfilment of a 12-point charter of demands including inflation control, minimum monthly salary of Rs 18,000, equal pay for equal work, social security provisions, discontinuation of foreign investments in railways, banks and and jobs for unemployed youths, among others.

CITU state secretary, Souribandhu Kar, said the trade unions have also demanded proper recognition for skilled workers who are genuine.

The home department in a notification also asked employees of the state secretariat and heads of departments, to reach office by around 9.30 am to facilitate smooth entry.

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First Published: Mon, January 07 2019. 22:45 IST