Lithuania - Unprecedented teachers strike continues - December 31, 2018

The teachers strike has entered its fourth week and is causing distress amongst government. Amidst the strike, that revolves around a newly introduced pay system, parliament voted in favour of an amendment to the recently introduced pay system. However, a spokesperson of the education union stated that the adopted amendments are not a sufficient reason for the ongoing teachers' strike to be stopped. In the meantime, the number of teachers on strike is said to be declining with currently around 200 people, or 0.4% of all teachers on strike. In early December 2018 almost 1400 were on strike.

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