Lithuania - Teachers strike for better wages - December 31, 2015

Teachers from schools and kindergartens in various cities were on strike. Teachers demanded higher wages, smaller classes and groups and a larger compensation fund for retired teachers. According to the ministry of education and science, the strike was planned at 67 educational establishments. However, the Education Employees' Trade Union estimated that at least 100 establishments were involved. The ministry said that wages of lowest-earning teachers will be increased by 7% in 2016, after a 10% increase in 2015. Young new teachers will see their wages rise by 5%, and wages for the remaining teachers will increase by 3%.The retirement fund will be increased by 1.5 million euro in 2016. The teachers' trade unions representatives said that the planned increases are not sufficient.

English: http://www.baltic-course.com/eng/education … 

For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit http://www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net.


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