The Ceylon Teachers’ Service Union says their struggle will not be abandoned until demands are met.
The Union said they will not retreat in the face of objections by various parties on social media to stop the struggle.
Taking to social media this morning, General Secretary of the Union Mahinda Jayasinghe said the Union informed its members that all teachers and principals must start notifying all parents.
Jayasinghe said their only demand is for a solution based on the ‘Subodhini’ commission report. He said the Union is of the view that the current approved proposals of the Cabinet Sub-Committee must be implemented in one phase.
Jayasinghe said the government is attempting to create a false narrative that a few radical trade union leaders are not accepting a large salary increment and the two Rs.5,000 allowances proposed by the government.
Meanwhile commenting on the requests by the Malwathu and Asgiriya Anu Nayake thera yesterday to resume online teaching, the Union Secretary thanked the venerable yet informed that their Kandy district representatives of the Union will meet the thera and explain the nature of their struggle.
He said they will indicate that this struggle is not just for solving salary anomalies of teachers and principals but to secure the educational rights of future generations.