University Teachers

May 2, 2016
May 2, 2016

Motion Timeline: 29 killings in 4 years

Since 2013, at least 29 secular activists, publishers, minorities and advocates of free thinking have been killed in grisly attacks, which are believed to be works of militants. Trial for only one such brutal attack has been completed so far.

February 5, 2016
February 5, 2016

Univ teachers' strike to be off till Feb 23

Public university teachers yesterday extended the pause of their indefinite work stoppage over "discrepancies" in the new pay scale until February 23.

January 12, 2016
January 12, 2016

Do not agitate halting classes

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday criticised public university teachers for going on an indefinite work stoppage and asked them not to wage a movement at the expense of students' education. "Dignity cannot be achieved through halting classes and examinations of students. Such a move does not go with teachers," she said. "Students will not accept it if you continue protests against the new pay scale, boycotting classes ... You have to keep education at public universities operational," she said.

January 5, 2016
January 5, 2016

PM intervenes to end row

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday directed the secretaries concerned to examine the new pay scale's "discriminatory provisions" concerning different sections of professionals, including university teachers, and take steps accordingly.

January 2, 2016
January 2, 2016

Public varsity teachers threaten strike from Jan 11

The Federation of Bangladesh University Teachers' Association (FBUTA) threatens to observe indefinite work abstention at all public universities on January 11 if the government does not deliver on its pledges of removing "discriminations" in the 8th national pay scale.

December 30, 2015
December 30, 2015

Nahid hints at meeting on salary row

Following public university teachers' threat to close their institutions, Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid yesterday