Teachers and Principals launch trade union action

Teachers and Principals launch trade union action based on Salary Disparities

by Staff Writer 30-05-2024 | 8:45 AM

COLOMBO (News 1st); Teachers and principals in schools across the island will engage in trade union action today.

Convenor of the National Collective Against Teachers' and Principals' Salary Disparities Venerable Ulapane Sumangala Thero, says Teachers and Principals will report sick today.

The decision has been made due to the lack of solutions provided to issues related to salary anomalies.

The Ministry of Education in a statement confirmed that schools will operate as usual today and tomorrow despite the trade union action launched.

Meanwhile, The strike initiated by non-academic employees of state universities continues for the 29th consecutive day.

Joint-convener of the University Trade Union Alliance Dhammika S. Priyantha says activities across universities have been severely disrupted as a result of the strike launched.

Over 15,000 non-academic employees have initiated a strike, urging the government to address several critical issues.

These include the agreed-upon monthly allowance and the provision of the 15 percent salary reduction implemented in 2016.