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Lithuanian teachers to strike over higher pay demands

  • 2014-12-01
  • From wire reports, VILNIUS

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Up to 6,000 teachers in Lithuania will go on a strike tomorrow over demands for higher pay.

Around 120 schools will participate in the strike in Vilnius, Kaunas and Klaipeda, Andrius Navickas, Chairman of Lithuanian Education Employees' Trade Union (LSDPS) said.

"We would like for the indefinite strike to be brief, but it could continue from one to several weeks," said Navickas.

Some schools will not be operating as a result of the strike, Navickas said. They include, Panevezys Karkos School, Vilnius Juventos Gymansium, Siauliai Centro School and others.

Among the teachers demands include calls for higher pay. Monthly salaries for teachers currently stands at 350 euros. Teachers want to raise it to 370 euros.

Teachers also want to sign a collective labor agreement in order to retire at the age of 55, ELTA reports. 

(Edited by Rayyan Sabet-Parry)