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    Trade Union of Education and Science Employees could organize protest in September and ''more aggressive'' campaign later

    RIGA, Aug 9 (LETA) - The Latvian Trade Union of Education and Science Employees (LIZDA) is currently seriously considering organizing a strike in September, as it is dissatisfied with the progress of several issues, the union's chairwoman Inga Vanaga told LETA.

    A LIZDA council meeting is scheduled for next week, where it will be decided what steps will be taken.

    Vanaga said that the next step could be a demonstration by education sector employees in September.

    ''The final decision will be made by the council, but one of the possibilities is a demonstration. There were many who were ready to demonstrate this past spring,'' she said.

    If the demonstration leads to no results then LIZDA is prepared to organize a ''very aggressive campaign'', calling on voters not to vote for political parties and politicians who have not kept their promised to the trade union.

    Vanaga said that teachers wish to see a specific timeline for salary increases, and that the additional EUR 1.4 million allocated by the Cabinet earlier this week for teachers is just a diversion.

    She said that teachers, of course, are happy for any kind of additional payments, but that the negative side of this most recent premium is that not all teachers will be receiving it, especially those working at smaller schools.

    • Published: 09.08.2018 15:37
    • Anastasija Tetarenko, LETA
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