Lithuania - Latest working life developments - June 1, 2019

Teachers in the country are fighting for higher wages. Trade union want the ministry to increase hourly tariff of teacher’s wage and ensure that teacher wages rise at least 20% every year. Furthermore they want the number of schoolchildren in classrooms to be reduced to alleviate work pressure. In 2018 government introduced new tenure-based pay system for teachers, replacing the old system when teachers were paid for the number of classes. But in the wake of the nearly national teacher strike at the end of last year the new system was subjected to a profound overhaul. The government has stated that next year it intends to raise wages around 10-15% for teachers, lecturers, science, culture and social workers.

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For more information, please contact Sanne van der Gaag or Sjaak van der Velden, De Burcht (Scientific Bureau for the Dutch Trade Union Movement) sannevandergaag@deburcht.org or the Head of communications at the ETUI, Steve Coulter scoulter@etui.org. For previous full issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter or consult the archive with all articles in our database at www.cbnarchive.eu. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org.


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