Over 30,000 university and college teachers across Maharashtra on Tuesday went on an indefinite "cease work" strike demanding implementation of 6th Pay Commission.
Maharashtra Federation of University and College Teachers Organisations, which has called on the strike, claimed that it has received an "overwhelming response" from the teaching fraternity in several parts of the state including Mumbai, Yavatmal, Kolhapur, Nashik and Aurangabad.
Across the state, teachers of government-run primary, middle, secondary school and junior colleges also went on a day-long strike today demanding 6th Pay Commission on par with Central institutions.
Due to the strike of teachers, state-run schools and colleges remain closed on Tuesday in Maharashtra.
Minister for Higher and Technical Education Rajesh Tope said he would meet the representatives of the federation on Wednesday.
"The government is looking at the issue sympathetically and we will be considering it as the issue is with the cabinet," Secretary for Higher and Technical Education J S Saharia told PTI.