RIGA - Decisions affecting the budgets of the following years cannot be made in the pre-election atmosphere, Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins (New Unity) told TV3 this morning.
The Prime Minister repeatedly emphasized that the Minister of Education and Science Anita Muizniece (Conservatives) is ready to sit down at the negotiating table with the teachers' union and reach a mutually acceptable compromise. He is convinced that such a compromise is possible if there is a real desire to achieve it.
However, it is impossible for the government to make decisions affecting future state budgets in the pre-election atmosphere. This is the task of the newly elected Saeima and the next government.
The Prime Minister invited educators to talk to the ministry, as it is still possible to make some changes that would not be related to the budget.
As reported, Karins believes that his government has kept all promises given to teachers, at the same, it is clear that some teachers are concerned about the new wage model and optimization of school network.
In a conversation with Karins, Education and Science Minister Anita Muizniece (Conservatives) has listed solutions for a mutual compromise and that she is fully open for talks with the teachers' trade union.
LETA also reported, the Latvian Trade Union of Education and Science Employees plans to start and open-ended strike on September 19.