Teachers' wage dispute causes government rift as Social Democrats accuse Labour Party of deceit
The Lithuania Tribune, BNS
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
On Tuesday, the Social Democratic party will hold a political council meeting to ascertain whether the Labour Party supports the Government's decisions regarding teachers' wages and the social model being considered by the Seimas (parliament).
Teachers' strike is to continue as unions say the government has failed to present an offer that would meet their demands. At least 70 education institutions plan to strike until the Lithuanian parliament convenes for its spring session in March.
Lithuania's Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius met with representatives of teachers' unions on Friday, urging them to postpone a planned strike for a few months. However, unions say they will go on with the plan to hold a strike on Monday.