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Teachers’ initiative to hold strike during exams flops

Neither secondary school final examinations, known as 'maturita' in Slovak, nor tests for primary school ninth-graders called 'monitors', will be disrupted next week after an attempt at organising a teachers' strike failed, the TASR newswire learned on Wednesday, March 6.

Neither secondary school final examinations, known as 'maturita' in Slovak, nor tests for primary school ninth-graders called 'monitors', will be disrupted next week after an attempt at organising a teachers' strike failed, the TASR newswire learned on Wednesday, March 6.

The New School Trade Unions (NSO) which compete with the Education Sector Trade Unions (OZPSV) failed to collect the required minimum of 50,000 signatures from school personnel. "The number of the signatures collected wasn't enough for the strike to be called," said NSO representatives upon holding a meeting in Ružomberok. "We've gathered a mere 1,148 signatures; I believe this was in part due to letters from the 'old' trade unions that spoke of the initiative in sort of non-committal terms, claiming that we'd do harm to pupils," said NSO head Ľudovít Sebeledi.

He added that there is a general feeling of scepticism in the education sector as well as fears about job security, and that the majority of teachers believe somebody will step in and set things right without their having to lift a finger. NSO aimed to push for three demands, the most important being an increase in the salaries of teachers and non-teaching personnel alike and for a boost in education sector funding.

(Source: TASR)
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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