Latvia - Ongoing pay dispute teachers may lead to strike action - March 31, 2019

In an ongoing pay dispute (see our February and January newsletters) the council of the Latvian Trade Union of Education and Science Employees (LIZDA) decided to start formal procedures for strike action. The teachers were promised higher wages but when discussing the 2019 budget, the government did not support the proposal submitted by LIDZA on the allocation money for additional wages. According to government officials it is necessary to implement several important reforms in the educational system to improve the quality of education in the country before teacher’s wages can be increased. The LIDZA criticizes rhetoric regarding reforms in education which, according to the union, is merely used as a reason to not increase wages for teachers.

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