Prime minister to meet teachers' unions as dispute deepens over ‘illegal’ strike

Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius has promised to personally meet with teachers’ union representatives who are planning to start an open-ended strike today, after statements by the vice-chancellor of the government claiming the strike action may be illegal deepened the crisis.
Teachers' strike
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