On Monday, Scores of teachers of BJP-run North Corporation schools have scheduled to direct a protest outside the residence of the party’s Delhi unit chief for non-payment of salaries for the last four months, an association of municipal teachers announced.
The salaries of nearly 9,000 teachers of North Delhi Municipal Corporation were due since July, on Sunday said Kuldeep Singh Khatri, the head of the Municipal Corporation, Shikshakarmi Nyaya Manch.
We are struggling to complete the struggle. We do not expect to protest in this COVID-19 time, but we don’t have any other option left.
There are restrictions of DDMA, but we are also ready to face arrest by the police. Also, we will all be wearing masks and will maintain social distance while protesting and carrying sanyasis, he announced.
Protests outside Delhi BJP chief Adesh Gupta’s home in Patel Nagar are set to begin in the morning, Khatri announced, adding some teachers will have to hold up a begging bowl to emphasize their plight.
The nurses’ association of the Hindu Rao Hospital, run by the North Corporation, had threatened to go on an indefinite strike from November 2 over its “pending salary” for August-October.
The protest was threatened by the Nurses Welfare Association (NWA), the largest municipal hospital, after the North Delhi Municipal Corporation released its fair pay since September, calling for protests by residents and senior doctors.
Whereas, President of the hospital’s Resident Doctors Association (RDA), Abhimanyu Sardana, said the two doctors had “tested positive” and asserted that both these doctors were not “inclined towards the movement” and were tested on 26 October.
He further added that he got tested, and he has been found negative for COVID-19. He has notified all residents to have as few symptoms as possible, to get them examined as soon as possible.