Protest against non-payment of salaries: Sinhgad Institutes ‘fail to keep promise’, staffers resume strike

Protest against non-payment of salaries: Sinhgad Institutes ‘fail to keep promise’, staffers resume strike

Nearly a month after teachers of the Sinhgad Institutes called off their “non co-operation” strike to protest the non-payment of salaries, the protest reared its head again. “The management of Sinhgad Institutes, which had promised to clear salary dues of over a year towards teachers, failed to meet their promise of payment by January 24,” a group of striking teachers said on Monday. They have refused to resume lectures “until full payment is received”. Meanwhile, the management has called off its popular festival — Sinhgad Karandak — an annual affair…

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Theresa May to promise to take action for British industry

Theresa May to promise to take action for British industry

Prime Minister Theresa May is to unveil a new, more interventionist, industrial strategy on Monday, designed to boost the post-Brexit UK economy. The government will be “stepping up to a new, active role”, Mrs May said. She will launch the new strategy at her first regional cabinet meeting, to be held in the north-west of England. Broadband, transport and energy are highlighted in a bid to “align central government infrastructure investment with local growth priorities”. The 10-point plan involves: Investing in science, research and innovation Developing skills Upgrading infrastructure Supporting…

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Labour to promise councils new powers over academies and free schools

Labour to promise councils new powers over academies and free schools

Labour is preparing proposals to give councils new powers over academies and free schools in their area. Key figures in the party believe there is not enough scrutiny over spending, too much wastage and a lack of joined-up planning over how education is provided within boroughs. It comes as schooling is set to be a major battle-ground with the Conservatives following Theresa May’s plan to allow new selective grammar schools to open. Jeremy Corbyn has consistently opposed moves to allow more schools in England to gain academy status, which means…

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