Sri Lankan school principals and teachers are decided to go on token strike from December 4th. About 225,000 teachers and principals of 9662 schools islandwide will join the trade union action. The decision to launch the strike was made at a convention held by teachers and principals at the Mahaweli Center today with the participation of some 14 education sector trade unions.
Sri Lanka’s major school Teachers’ trade union is to launch a token strike on October 24 demanding to remove of their salary anomalies and to win 13 other demands. The Ceylon Teachers' Union (CTU) says the all schools principals and teachers have decided to launch the strike after failed discussions between the unions and the education ministry officials.