Contract Lecturers in India Cry Foul Over Pay Equity Issues

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Even though the government stresses quality education and promises equal pay for equal work, at Osmania University in Hyderabad, India, nearly 600 contract lecturers at the university staged a protest at the campus demanding the authorities raise their salaries and pay them according to the University Grants Commission (UGC) norms. The strike has been called off after the tenth day as on Wednesday. Despite the fact that contract lecturers have been working on par with permanent lecturers, the university has not hiked the salary or given any extra benefits to contract lecturers. Most of the contract lecturers at the university are […]
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