The trade unionists in Education say that they are not satisfied with the discussions they had with the Government leadership and that the general strike will continue.
“The government promised to do some calculations. We don’t know anything concrete, for now, what will happen. I invited them to a meeting with the country’s leaders tomorrow, maybe tomorrow they will come with a surprise. But today we have nothing concrete to tell the people, which is why the strike continues,” said Simion Hăncescu, FSLI leader.
“At the FSLI headquarters tomorrow there will be a meeting of all the federation leaders and I have invited the Government leadership at 4:00 p.m.,” he added.
The union leader specified that the invitation is for Prime Minister Nicolae Ciucă, Marcel Ciolacu, the Minister of Finance and the Minister of Labour”.
“The strike continues for now, maybe tomorrow the decision-makers will come up with an acceptable solution”, said Marius Nistor, the leader of the Federation of Education Unions,
“We asked for a normative act to increase wages, we are not waiting for the new wage law,” said Hăncescu.
“They told us that there is no money, that there is a deficit, but they did not come up with a proposal that would satisfy us. Long-term proposals, such as the wage bill, also drag on. At this rate, I think it will be a lasting strike, several weeks”, said Hadăr.
The teachers are asking for a 16% salary increase or the first 4,000 lei in two installments – 2,000 lei on June 5 and 2,000 lei on October 5.
More than 150,000 teaching staff and more than 70,000 employees in the category of auxiliary teaching and non-teaching staff went on general strike, starting on Monday.
Editor : M.B.
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