Latvian teachers prepared to strike

  • 1999-11-11
  • By Blake Lambert
RIGA - Dissatisfied with low pay and a deficit-conscious government, more than 42,000 teachers have tentatively planned a one-day strike for Nov. 16.The Education and Scientific Workers Trade Union of Latvia, which represents 54,000 teachers, said it is pressing Saeima (Latvia's parliament) to live up to its obligation to increase salaries under the education law."We have done everything we can leading up to this strike. We have followed our strike preparation plans. We have sent letters to the prime minister and the president, we have opened a complaints hotline. We have organized meetings...
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