Children Happy: Schools Reopen

Today is a happy day for parents and the children of Solomon Islands for knowing that the schools are re-opened after a week of strike. Teachers’ union yesterday called off the national strike.

Disharmony relation between the government and the teachers began last year after the government failed to follow decision agreed by parties, teachers’ union and the government.

The secretary-general of the Solomon Islands National Teachers’ Association, Johnley Hatimoana said, the teachers expect their first pay rise on Thursday next week, 7th of February, for the latest.  The decision agreed by the Solomon Islands National Teachers’ Association and the government late yesterday afternoon. The government is now legally-bound to install three stages of payment of teachers.


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