THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state committee of Non-approved Teachers Union (NATU) has decided to stage an indefinite agitation in front of the Secretariat and Cliff House from Tuesday to address their problems, including security to their jobs. According to the union, a major chunk of the teaching staff, under the banner of NATU, have not been getting their due monthly salary for over the past four years.
Addressing mediapersons at a press meet on Saturday, Yousof Elambiladu, general secretary of NATU, said that around four thousand teachers in the state were facing the brunt as the government had turned a blind eye to their frequent requests on the recognition on appointments. The teachers were demanding that their posts be approved by the government at the earliest. In spite of repeated assurances by Education Minister P K Abdu Rabb that the government would soon address the issue of non-approval of the teachers who joined service from 2011, nothing seemed to have been done, they alleged. “Ever since the appointments, the teachers have been not receiving their salaries. It is the question of our survival rather than wresting benefits from the government," he said.