New Protests Ahead as Teachers Reject Government Offer
The teachers trade union has rejected the government’s pay hike offer after a grueling five hour special meeting of the trade union board, but no strikes are on the horizon.
The teacher’s union wants salaries to be increased by more than 5% and does not agree with the system proposed by the government where salaries could be increased by an additional 2.5% from expenses allocated to local authorities for the education sector.
Although the union has decided not to keep up any strikes, saying it did not want to disrupt the citizens of the country as we are heading towards the Christmas break, it does plan to organise further public protest marches throughout the country from Tuesday to Friday next week. If no agreement is reached before the New Year, protests or strikes look set to continue.