The Ceylon Teachers Service Union says the government which has failed to resolve concerns brought forward by trade unions has begun intimidating principals and teachers.
Union Secretary Mahinda Jayasinhe speaking to media today, raised concerns pertaining to a letter directed to school principals concerning the Advanced Level Examination and Grade Five Scholarship exam by the Secretary to the Ministry of Education.
He stressed that the letter warns principals that they must accept the responsibility if applications for those exams are not submitted on or before the deadline, which is the 15th of this month.
He stressed that the government has failed to give answers to concerns of teachers and principals concerning a number of issues. Union Secretary Mahinda Jayasinhe commented that they are not ready to end the trade union action, despite intimidation from the Education Minister, or Secretary of the relevant Ministry.
He noted that the trade unions condemn the use of Ministerial powers to quash the strike, in an environment where schools are still closed due to the coronavirus crisis.