Guest lecturers threaten to go on indefinite strike

Guest lecturers in the State have threatened to go on an indefinite strike, boycotting classes from January 27, if the State government fails to address their demands, which includes job security.

The guest lecturers have been demanding job security.  At a State-level convention, Karnataka State Government Degree College Guest Lecturers’ Association general secretary Mallikarjun Manpade called for a change in the practice of applying afresh for guest faculty posts and outsourcing vacant posts.

Salary needed on time

Also, the guest lecturers demanded that they should be paid their salaries on time.
Some guest lecturers had arrears pending for the past one and half years owing to delay in giving salaries, said Rajashekar Murthy, State secretary of the Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI).

The guest lecturers are paid about Rs 8,000 to Rs 10,000 a month, which is far less compared to that in other states.

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