Posted on 03.12.2019 by Chandana Sirimalwatte in Local News with 0 Comments
Teacher trade unions are preparing to launch a strike on March 13, demanding solutions for the salary issues of teachers and principals and other problems of school education.
The wage cuts issue is continuing for a 22 years. The teacher-principal struggle began on 28th February demanding for number of issues including salary anomalies created by the B C Perera Commission.
Teachers and principals representing 22 Trade Unions will be reporting sick leaves on March 13, therefore all schools across the country would have to be shut down that day.
The Trade Unions who support the strike on the day will be as follows:
The Ceylon Teachers Union, the Independent Education Employees Union, the Joint Teacher Services Union, All Ceylon United Teacher Union, Lanka Progressive Teachers Union, the Sri Lanka Independent Teachers Union, Sri Lanka School Principals Services Union, Free Lanka Pioneering Teachers Union, Education Professionals Union, Sri Lanka National Teachers Union, Sri Lanka National Principals’ Association, All Ceylon Graduate Teachers’ Association, Home Science and Diploma Teachers Association, Sri Lanka Education Societies Federation, Kandurata Guru Peramuna and National Teachers Council.