Teacher and principal trade unions have decided to withdraw from services for the practical examinations of the 2020 GCE Ordinary Level Examinations scheduled to be held on Monday.
Speaking to NewsRadio the Secretary of the Ceylon Teachers Service Union Mahinda Jayasinghe said they informed the Secretary to the Ministry of Education and the Commissioner General of Examinations in writing of this decision.
Today marks thirteen days since teachers commenced a strike to refrain from conducting online classes in protest of the government failing to resolve their salary anomalies.
Jayasinghe reiterated the teacher principal strike was based on several demands such as clearing the 24-year long salary anomalies while calling for the government to withdraw the Kotelawala Defence University bill and to provide online learning opportunities to children.
The Secretary of the Ceylon Teachers Service Union claimed the State must provide a final solution to these concerns for teachers to continue services.
Secretary of the Ministry of Education Professor Kapila Perera speaking to NewsRadio said a meeting has been scheduled between members of teacher principal trade unions and Minister of Education GL Peiris, next Tuesday.
The two parties will seek to resolve the issue and arrive at a final compromise on the 27th.