AU bandh in AP in support of contract teachers

The Andhra University bandh organised on Monday by YSR Students’ Union demanding regularisation of the services of Assistant Professors in the university who had been working on contract basis since decades, was successful with classes not held on the day.

State general secretary of the union B. Kantarao said that the teachers had been working for the past 30 years and had all the qualifications to do the regular jobs. Their services should be regularised immediately and they should be absorbed exempting them from screening test, he said. “We demand equal pay for equal work as per the Supreme Court direction. If the issue is not resolved, we will intensify the agitation, ” he warned.

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