Dhaka, 31 Dec, Abnews: Teachers and employees of the non-MPO (Monthly Pay Order) educational institutions started a fast till death programme after staging demonstrations for five consecutive days near the National Press Club on Sunday.
Around 200 teachers started the strike in front of Jatiya Press Club around 9:00am.
Since Tuesday, the teachers under the banner of "Non-MPO Shikhya Pratishthan Shikhyak Karmachari Federation" started their sit-in programme to realise their demand.
Yesterday, Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid urged them to end their agitation and return to their homes.
Later, the teacher vowed to continue with their demonstration rejecting the education minister's call to end their agitation.