mumstrike.jpg  A Strike Meeting in Maharahstra University and college teachers in Maharashtra, India, have been on strike for several weeks in pursuit of their pay demands The  teachers - members of the Maharashtra Federation University and College Teachers Organisation (MFUCTO) - are demanding that a previously agreed pay rise be implemented and that there should be an end to the demand that 10,000 teachers take new exams before they are eligible for promotion. 30,000 teachers have been on strike including 4,500 in Mumbai alone. The teachers started a series of demonstrations at the beginning of the month to enlist support from the wider population for their campaign. Negotiations were due to take place last week.