To remove all kind of disharmony from university teachers’ grade and to fulfill finance minister’s commitments in 8th national pay scale, the teacher’s committee of Rajshahi University arranged a press conference on Sunday.
In the press conference, they demanded new unique pay scale for the university teachers. Their other demands are as follows:
- Insuring professors’ salary as equal as Secretary
- Insuring coworkers, cooperators and professors’ pay scale gradually
- Insuring teachers’ gradation according to the state’s warrant of precedence’s prospective salary
- Insuring other allotted facilities for university teachers
The general editor of the committee Professor Rejaul Karim said, “ Despite numerous commitment from finance Minister and Education Minister, there’s no clear announcement to keep university teachers’ grade and dignity elevated. That’s why we are offended and grieved. There was no statement released about the steps taken by the cabinet committee over removing pay discrimination to ensure teachers’ grade and dignity .”
If their demands are not fulfilled in time, they will take continuous break in service – they threatened.
Meanwhile, teachers committee had a full day break in service to protest against the speech of Finance minister about the ongoing movement to save teachers grade and dignity.