- March 3, 2016
Teachers are breaking off the strike
The teachers’ strike that has lasted since 22nd February is going to be ended by four trade unions on 4th March. Representatives of another one are going to continue the protest. The agreement concerning the strike’s end was signed on Thursday by the trade unions, Minister of Education and Science Audronė Pitrėnienė, and Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius.
“We arranged that we would go on with the preparation of the ultimate, three-year remuneration plan,” the Prime Minister told journalists after the meeting. They agreed also on paying remuneration for teachers who had taken part in the strike.
On Wednesday evening the government announced that it had found extra €2 million to be spent on increasing teachers’ wages. Altogether, instead of the demanded €13 million, €8 million was found. Six million euro are going to be endowed by the Ministry of Education, and two million – by the government.
On the basis of: BNS
Translated by Karolina Katarzyńska within the framework of a traineeship programme of the European Foundation of Human Rights, www.efhr.eu.