JNV Teachers' Protest Teachers in 600 schools across India are on indefinite strike, in their struggle for pension rights The teachers and their non-teaching colleagues who work in Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya (JNV) schools have been on strike all over India, demanding civil service pensions. (JNV schools are selective, government schools for children - particularly from rural areas, starting at the sixth grade). The issue of pension rights is also one for other government teachers - new appointees have no pension provision. The  teachers started an indefinite strike last week and JNVs across India are closed as a result. They are also boycotting the entrance exams to the schools which should have taken place on Sunday. Teachers' pensions are a common target for governments cutting the education budget - not only in India but in particular in many European countries and have been the focus of much struggle across the world.