The University of Peshawar’s (UoP) teaching and non-teaching employees have indicated that they will go on strike on Monday if their demands are not met.
Employees had already gone on a symbolic strike and had set the government and university administration a one-week deadline to accept their 16 requests. On Sunday, the deadline will come to an end.
Dr. Mohammad Idrees, Vice-Chancellor of the University of the Philippines, had already made a comprehensive statement in which he stated that the administration had already agreed to practically all of the demands and that there was no reason to protest.
The protesting employees, on the other hand, called his assertions “baseless” and called for a complete strike and the suspension of all academic and non-academic activity on campus beginning Monday.
The decision to boycott was decided during a meeting of the Joint Action Committee, which included members of the Peshawar University Teachers Association (PUTA), as well as staff from Classes III and IV.
Prof. Dr. Shah Alam, the provincial president of the Federation of All Pakistan Universities Academic Staff Association, and Haji Salahuddin, the president of the All Universities Employees Federation, also attended the meeting.
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“The employees have been demonstrating in a democratic manner, and they have regularly discussed the university employees’ grievances with the appropriate authorities.” “However, no action has been made to address their difficulties,” said PUTA President Dr. Jamil Ahmad Chitrali.
He went on to say that unless their demands are met, all university operations will be halted.