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Teachers strike enters 4th day in Maharashtra

The 'cease work' strike by college and university teachers across Maharashtra over pay revision entered the fourth day on Friday while the talks to break the deadlock remained inconclusive.

india Updated: Jul 17, 2009 21:41 IST

The 'cease work' strike by college and university teachers across Maharashtra over pay revision entered the fourth day on Friday while the talks to break the deadlock remained inconclusive.

The State government held talks with teachers, who are demanding implementation of 6th Pay Commission recommendations, on Wednesday and Thursday, but no results came out. The talks will resume on Saturday.

Representatives from both the sides are making a mutually agreeable draft on several pending demands besides 6th Pay Commission.

"We discussed various issues and terms that could be acceptable to them but the talks will resume again tomorrow and our cease work strike continues," the teachers said.

On Saturday the talks will begin at 11 am and once the bilateral draft on terms of various demands are ready, then it would be placed before the full-fledged executive committee of the the MFUCTO for approval.

Once the Federation of the 10 university unions approves the draft then the final negotiations with the Minister for Higher and Technical Education Rajesh Tope will take place, the teachers said.

"The talks had been in the positive direction and we are expecting some favourable solution," they said.