Mar 25, 2019

A teachers' strike looming due to silence of the Minister

Teachers' Unions state that they protest against irresponsible statements made by Education Minister, based on the March 13 strike, to the media without realizing the ground realities in the entire education sector including teachers and principals.

Even though the authorities have been briefed regarding the issues raised during the strike, the Minister and the Education Secretary have not given a discussion to date to the trade unions. The teachers' unions say that if solutions would not be given before the commencement of the second term of schools on the 22nd of April, they will resort to a severe trade union action without giving prior notices.

All teachers' unions and affiliated institutions have informed in writing to the Minister of Education, the Secretary to the Ministry and all Provincial Education Secretaries.