PCCTU makes bonfire of the amended Act

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Chandigarh, Jan 15 (UNI) Mrmbers of the Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers Union (PCCTU), an apex body of about 7,000 teachers working in about 200 affiliated colleges, today made a bonfire of the copies of the amended Security of Service Act at various district headquarters.

According to PCCTU officials here, teachers went on strike after taking first period in their respective colleges and then converged at their district headquarters for burning effigies of the copies of the amended Act.

The amendments made in the Act had diluted it, defeating its very spirit and putting the unaided teachers to the grave risk of the whims of the powers that be, the PCCTU activists said.

A report from Phagwara sad that the union activists of local Guru Nanak College burnt effigy of the ammended Act in the campus and also held a rally.

The amendments empowered employers to take various punitive steps against employees working against unaided posts, including their suspension and sacking, without taking prior approval of the DPI(C), which earlier was mandatory for taking such an action against any category of staff.

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