Lithuanian teachers to stage warning strike

Teachers in Lithuania will stage a warning strike on Friday, with around 1,000 teachers from 50 educational institutions set to joint the protest, Andrius Navickas, chairman of the Lithuanian Education Employees Trade Union, initiating the strike, says.

In his words, teachers from not only secondary schools but also kindergarten and art schools will join the strike.

"I think the number will not be very high, preliminary around 1,000 people," he told BNS Lithuania on Tuesday.

The trade union demands raising pay for educational employees and making children's groups at kindergartens and schools smaller.

Education Minister Jurgita Petrauskienė described the initiative as unnecessarily inciting panic among teachers.

Source: BNS
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