Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Teachers suspend the strike

THE INITIATIVE of Slovak Teachers (ISU) will interrupt the strike as of February 15. The strike started on January 25.

(Source: SME)

ISU says that more than 15,000 teachers from about 1,000 schools have joined the strike during the past two weeks. Some of those schools were closed, while the others operated in limited regime, the TASR newswire reported.

A total of 3,968 teachers from 445 schools registered for the strike on February 9, according to ISU website.

The strike was supported by the Faculty of Arts of the Comenius University in Bratislava (FiF UK), whose teachers and students called on representatives of other faculties and other universities to support the striking teachers on February 8.

Read also: Read also:Fico to teachers: There’ll be no talks

After the end of a meeting, attended by some 200 people, they established the Initiative of University Teachers and created their own striking committee. They may go on strike on February 15, when the spring semester starts, the Sme daily reported on its website.

“If nothing happens with teachers’ requests, we will strike,” said Alžbeta Bojková of the Faculty of Arts of the Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice, as quoted by Sme, adding that the supporting statements of universities are not enough.

Topic: Education


Top stories

Police will check overpriced EU presidency

The presidency will also be scrutinised by state auditors.

The ceremonial launch of the Slovak presidency's logo.

Inspectors to focus on firms with foreign staff

Scrutiny follows media report by Serbian journalist concerning conditions in a Galanta-based plant.

Labour Minister Ján Richter

Bratislava councillors want gambling regulation, not ban

Seventeen councillors do not agree with total prohibition of gambling in the capital, they want to continue in its strict regulation.

SaS denies Russian media reports on its support of Slexit

The opposition party has objected to news in some Russian media stating that it supports the departure of Slovakia from the EU, i.e. Slexit.

Richard Sulík