Hirunews Logo
Teachers%27+and+Principals%27+Associations+to+strike.
Friday, 09 November 2012 - 13:19
Teachers' and Principals' Associations to strike.
9

Shares
1,120

Views

The Teachers' and Principals' Associations have decided to engage in severe trade union action stating that they have not received solutions to their requests from the budget.

Secretary of the Lanka Teachers' Association, Joseph Stalin stated that they arrived at a final decision during a meeting held yesterday regarding this.

He further stated that no solution has been found through the budget for the long term issue regarding the salaries of the teachers and principals.

Meanwhile, the Federation of University Teachers Association states that no favourable response has been shown by the budget towards allocation of 6% of the Gross Domestic Product for Education which was their main demand.

Secretary of FUTA Terrance Madujith stated that the executive committee of FUTA will convene on the 13th of this month and will discuss the next steps to be taken regarding this.

President Mahinda Rajapakse assured in his Budget speech while proposing that government education expenditure for 2013 be increased by 15% in comparison to 2012.

The President proposed that 306 billion rupees be allocated for the Education sector which amounts to around 4.1% of the GDP.

Make a Comment
Make a Comment

DOWNLOAD HIRUNEWS APP ON ANDROID & APPLE
Petroleum strike further continues
Tuesday, 25 July 2017 - 21:15
The Distribution of fuel has been negatively impacted, due to the ongoing strike which was launched at midnight, protesting against three issues including... Read More
News Image
Hiru News Programme Segments
341 Views
7,883 Views
4,430 Views
1,596 Views
3 Views
2,387 Views
Top