CUPE Local 1356 Blog

Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 1356. We have three Collective Agreements as Local 1356, 1356-01, and 1356-02. The membership is comprised of the full-time and part-time workers of York University the Local website is at This Blog will include Local information and information garnered from sources other Universities, Colleges, Post Secondary/Tertiary Education and news sources supplying information.

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Chittagong University teachers’ strike

Chittagong University Progotishil Shikkhak Samaj, a forum of progressive teachers, will go on an indefinite strike from today to realise their seven-point demand.

Their demands include immediate removal of AJM Nooruddin, vice-chancellor of the university, for appointing 100 teachers on "political consideration instead of merit".

They also accused the vice-chancellor of appointing 35 employees illegally.

The teachers alleged the university authorities are buying time to declare schedule for election of deans although three months have already elapsed.

Prof. Helaluddin Nizami, former general secretary of the forum, said they had placed their demands to the university authorities on September 17 and enforced an indefinite strike on Sept 27 as their demands went unheeded.

The strike was called off on Sept 28 at the request of the university authorities and the Shikkhak Samaj give them until Oct 17 to meet their demands. "As our demands went unheard, we are going to enforce the strike tomorrow," said Prof Helaluddin.
The Daily Star [Bangladesh newspaper]

The lead courtesy of Derek Blackadder of CUPE


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