Slovakia -Teachers plan one-day strike -August 28, 2012

Teachers unions have announced a one-day strike for September 13.  Unions fear that the €7.85 million cuts in the state budget for education will lead to a cut in salaries for all categories of employees in the education sector. The trade unions are demanding that salaries of teaching personnel amount to 1.2-2 times the current average salary. The education ministry has reaction that decent salaries are one of its priorities and that the budget will effectively be increased when additional European funds are counted in.

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