Teachers demand salary increase in upcoming budget

MULTAN:27 May: The Punjab Teachers Union has demanded an increase in salaries of employees. β€œAn increase of 100% should be ensured in house rent because it has not been increased for the last several years,” Punjab Teachers Union (PTU) Senior Vice President Rana Altaf Hussain said while speaking to journalists in Multan on Tuesday. He added, β€œThe salaries of teachers are not sufficient and they are spending a miserable life.” He demanded that house rent should be given on the basis of current basic pay. Hussain also criticised the government over deduction of conveyance allowance from the salaries of teachers. He maintained the government should increase the salaries of teachers by 100% so that they could discharge their duties with enthusiasm and commitment. The PTU vice president pointed out that it had become difficult to manage household expenses in meagre salaries due to inflation. Published in The Express Tribune 27 May:

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