May 24, 2013
Teachers urge Government to begin collective bargaining talks
The five national Teachers’ unions urged the Government to make an “urgent” call to the bargaining table in order to discuss salary negotiations for 2012 and set the bases for the provinces.
AMET, CEA, CTERA, SADOP and UDA contacted the Labour and Education ministries and presented them with their demands.
The unions assured that the teachers’ collective bargaining on a national level is a “fundamental resource” that allowed teachers nationwide to increase their salaries.
Only three weeks away from the beginning of the school year, unions say it is “imperative to being negotiations.”
“Everything discussed during the bargaining talks and whatever salary hike the Government offers, it must first be thoroughly evaluated among all the teachers in the country and approved in our congresses, assemblies and general meetings,” they said.