The trade union action launched over salary anomalies by teachers and principals will be suspended until the 20th of January 2022.
Speaking to NewsRadio, Chief Secretary of the Ceylon Teachers’ Union Joseph Stalin said the decision was reached during a meeting with representatives of teachers’ unions in Colombo today.
Stalin said 10 recommendations including demanding the government to stop collecting funds from parents, not to organize events or meetings in schools for political reasons and to demand to ensure that 6% of the GDP is allocated for education through the budget were passed during today’s discussion.
He said they halted the trade union action as the recommendation of the Ministerial Sub-Committee appointed to resolve issues of teachers’ and principals’ salaries anomalies are due on the 20th of January.
The Chief Secretary said they believe the government will take necessary steps to ensure this failing which trade unions will resume their strike.