Estonia -Teachers to strike on 7 March -February 14, 2012

On 14 February Sven Rondik, president of the Education Personnel Union, announced that teachers and day-care workers will go on strike for three days, starting on 7 March. The union wants a 20% increase in teachers’ wages in 2012 and 15% in both 2013 and 2014. One day before Rondik's announcement on television, the State Conciliator signed the decision to declare the negations between education workers, local municipalities and the education and science ministry to raise minimum wage rates of teachers, a failure (See also this Collective Bargaining Newsletter Year 4 December 2011 and Year 5 January 2012).



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