The Ceylon Teachers Union says the teacher principal trade union struggle focused on salary anomalies is in its final victory lap.
Chief Secretary of the Union Joshep Stalin speaking to NewsRadio said parents are on the street across the island in support of teachers and principals struggle. Stalin said their struggle is on its winning stretch.
He claimed that the government attempted to cause rifts between teachers and parents but to no avail.
He said teachers and principals are seeking a solution before the 2022 Budget adding that failure to provide solutions will result in further trade union action.
He noted that teacher unions are currently in discussion with other unions claiming that nine million parents have supported and backed teachers and principals.
He called for a solution by the government to their grievances before the 8th of November.
Chief Secretary of the Ceylon Teachers Service Union Mahinda Jayasinghe said their struggle is in its 115th day.
Jayasinghe said parents have backed the teachers and principals struggle in large numbers.
He said the government cannot continue to suppress their struggle through various means. Jayasinghe said the union action cannot be crippled under any circumstance.