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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Thursday, 04.06.2020, 04:19

Over 24,000 education and science workers on strike in Latvia

BC, Riga, 27.11.2015.Print version
24,546 education and science workers in Latvia are on strike today, reports LETA, according to the Trade Union of Education and Science Employees' data.

912 schools and preschools are closed today, as well as a number of universities and research institutes.


According to the Education and Science Employees Union, over 80% of the union's members participate in the strike, plus a large number of education and science employees who are not members of the union.


In the meantime, a number of educational institutions have decided not to strike and expressed support for reforms proposed by the Education and Science Minister Marite Seile.


The union has put forward the following demands: allocation of EUR 9 million for improving the remuneration system for all those employed in education, especially in preschools and small schools, and, second, sufficient funding for higher education and science.

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