AIZAWL, Nov 26 - The Federation of Mizoram Samagra Employees (FEMSE) today called off its strike after the Government agreed to form a study group to look into their demands. Facilitated by the State�s apex students� body, Mizo Zirlai Pawl (MZP), leaders of the federation and government officials held talks which passed off fruitfully, a FEMSE release stated.
�As the Government agreed to form a study group to pursue our demands in a fast track, the ensuing FEMSE council meeting decided to call off the agitation and informed all our members to resume work from November 27,� the statement said.
Demanding pay revision and reservation of posts for Samagra employees, FEMSE members had been on mass casual leave from November 21. On Monday, Education Minister Lalchhandama Ralte warned the agitating teachers of disciplinary action and said those refusing to join work from November 26 would be sacked. However, despite the warning, the teachers continued their agitation today. Over 600 schools remained closed due to the strike, preventing thousands of students from writing their examinations.