Cyprus - Teachers consider strike - August 31, 2016

Teachers in secondary education will go on strike if the education minister does not back down from his anticipated proposal to create a handful of permanent teaching jobs while cutting around 90 contract teaching jobs, secondary public-school teachers’ association OELMEK announced. In a statement after an extraordinary board meeting, the trade union placed the blame for the upcoming turmoil squarely on the education minister, who has decided to give secondary education only 11.5% of new jobs.

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