8 Apr 2013

Some Solomon Islands teachers return to work but strike continues

2:06 pm on 8 April 2013

Some teachers in the Solomon Islands have decided to return to work, despite an ongoing national teachers strike entering its third week.

Our correspondent, Dorothy Wickham, says some schools around Honiara have reopened because teachers have chosen to return to work after receiving their outstanding wages from the government.

But she says most schools are still closed, as a majority of teachers are striking to try and force the government to change its attitude towards teachers.

"It's becoming a bit of a personal thing now. Some teachers are choosing to teach despite the strike, and some are actually adhering to the strike and not teaching."

Dorothy Wickham says both the union and the government are refusing to back down in a bitter dispute that is starting to impact childrens education.