Teachers and medical workers announce joint protest march

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Medical workers will also take part in the planned protest march of the Latvian Education and Science Workers Union (LIZDA), which is scheduled to take place on April 24. Overall, at least 7,500 people could take part, head of LIZDA Inga Vanaga said on April 11.

"Three sectors will be joined: education, science and health. The move is about an educated and healthy Latvian society. And the move is about demanding the responsibility and dignity of officials,” Vanaga said.

The trade union has already submitted documents on the holding of a protest and it is known that at least 7,500 members could participate. Overall, around 26,000 members have applied for the union's planned protest campaigns including a three-day strike, Vanaga said. LIZDA's strike application is scheduled to be filed on April 14, and then the exact number of participants will become known.

The strike is planned for three days. If it does not give the result requested by LIZDA, the union will decide whether to extend it. 

The Head of LIZDA said that the strike could be canceled if the LIZDA requirements were met. At present, the communication between the parties was formal and the demands of the trade union were not taken into account.

 

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