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Teachers postpone strike plans

Teachers' trade unions will not organise a strike for now, as they will first try to negotiate their requirements with the Education Ministry, it was announced on Thursday, October 6, after Education Minister Eugen Jurzyca met representatives of the trade unions near Vysoké Tatry (Poprad Region). The trade unions warned that there would be a strike if the government did not fulfil its conditions.

Teachers' trade unions will not organise a strike for now, as they will first try to negotiate their requirements with the Education Ministry, it was announced on Thursday, October 6, after Education Minister Eugen Jurzyca met representatives of the trade unions near Vysoké Tatry (Poprad Region). The trade unions warned that there would be a strike if the government did not fulfil its conditions.

However, Jurzyca said he believed this would not happen. "Successful countries work well because people negotiate at the table and don't transfer their problems onto the streets," he said, as quoted by the TASR newswire, adding that a strike would not resolve anything.

Jurzyca views the requirements presented by teachers as quite reasonable, but he claims that it is too difficult to fulfil all of them at present. "We want to increase teachers' salaries. They should grow by 5.7 percent next year, which is quite a high increase regarding the situation in which Slovakia finds itself," he said. More money for the Slovak education system as such is another requirement of the teachers. "We want to increase the volume of financial means for the education system and this has already been taking place. In all the upcoming years of the electoral term, the Education Ministry is among the three or five most important ministries; it's a priority of the government," Jurzyca told teachers.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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