The striking non-MPO teachers have decided to go on hunger strike from Sunday if the authorities will not respond to their demands till Saturday.
Non-MPO Shikyha Pratishthan Shikhyak Karmochari Federation president Golam Mahmuddun Nabi Dollar told this to media as teachers were staging sit-in programme in front of the capital’s National Press Club for the fourth consecutive day on Friday.
Several hundred teachers from across the country continued their sit-in demonstration demanding inclusion of their educational institutions in the government’s Monthly Pay Order (MPO) system.
“If the government does not include us as MPO teachers, we would go on a hunger strike unto death from Sunday,” Golam Mahmuddun Nabi said.
He called upon the teachers across the country to take part in demonstrations closing their educational institutions. He also asked them to take a vow for continuation of their programme till fulfillment of their one-point demand.
While addressing, a teacher, M Nannu, who came from Panba, criticised the BNP for what he said the party leaders’ inability to express solidarity with their movement.
In his speech, Non-MPO Shikyha Pratishthan Shikhyak Karmochari Federation secretary Vinoy Boshon Roy said that they had already submitted a memorandaum to the prime minister, but they are yet to get any assurance in this regard.