Teachers, principals to report for work on 25 Oct.

Rebecca Pavey | Published: 12:08 PM Oct 18 2021
Local Teachers, principals to report for work on 25 Oct.

Teachers and principals will report for work on 25 October, their trade unions have decided, although the government says schools with less than 200 students will reopen on 21 October.

Their decision came  after the authorities failed to allocate Rs.30 billion, recommended by a ministerial subcommittee, to resolve their salary anomalies.

Speaking to the media, president of the All Ceylon United Teachers Union, Venerable Yalwela Panyasekara Thera announced that all teacher-principal unions will go on strike on 21 and 22 October.

"We will be going on  strike on the 21st and 22nd of October and will report to work on 25 October. This is our own decision and of our own freewill. It is not one made by the Government at its influence",  Secretary of the Ceylon Teachers' Union (CTU), Joseph Stalin said.

Rebecca Pavey | Published: 12:08 PM Oct 18 2021

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