11 Jul 2013

Solomons teachers threaten third strike this year

5:03 pm on 11 July 2013

Teachers in the Solomon Islands are on the edge of a third national strike this year after their union, the Solomon Islands National Teachers Association, said it was unsatisfied with the government's handling of teachers' issues.

The Solomon Star reports this comes after the government admitted that it was not meeting its schedule to resolve pay issues as agreed in a memorandum of understanding signed after the last strike in April.

SINTA's President, Samson Faisi, says teachers will go on strike from midnight on Sunday, despite an earlier agreement to give the government until the end of July to fulfil its obligations.

The newspaper reports a source from the education ministry as saying its work is progressing well and should be completed by the end of this week which will avert any strike.