The Ceylon Teachers Service Union says it expects a positive solution to teacher and principal salary anomalies at the Cabinet meeting scheduled to be held this afternoon.
Speaking during a media briefing today Secretary of the Union Mahinda Jayasinghe said there are various opinions circulating that the trade union struggle launched to win over their demands has ended.
He added their struggle will not be halted and has instead moved to a new phase.
Jayasinghe said today is a decisive day as the matter will be discussed at the weekly Cabinet meeting.
The Secretary added trade unions have lost faith in the matter adding they are paying close attention to the outcome of the meeting.
Jayasinghe said if a prompt solution is not provided a struggle involving the entire society will be launched.
Jayasinghe responding to a statement by Minister of Public Security Sarath Weerasekera that teachers have been collecting salaries for a period of one and a half years without having to carry out duties, said he will not make comments on government members obtaining bonuses and claiming Ministerial perks even during a pandemic.
The Secretary said teachers have withdrawn from all duties including conducting online classes, submitting applications of the Grade 5 Scholarship and Advanced Level Examination, examination duties and paper marking. He added they will not participate in module teachings as well.