Teachers' union ready to ask for Latvian PM's resignation

At a meeting of the Latvian Education and Science Workers' Union (LIZDA) Council on Thursday, April 20, it was decided to request the resignation of Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš (New Unity), if the government adopts the current amendments to the rules related to the remuneration schedule of the new teachers, LIZDA said.

The union pointed out that the main reason for requesting a resignation was “delaying the execution of the strike agreement, as well as the continued ignoring of the principles of good governance.”

“The secondary reason for the request for resignation is the arrogant attitude of the Prime Minister towards a call from industry representatives to attend the march of education and health workers scheduled for April 24. The response, which was requested by April 19, has still not been received,” LIZDA said in a statement to the media.

The LIZDA expresses its “deepest regret for the irresponsible and arrogant policies that the ruling coalition is currently pursuing, and considers that not listening to the views of the public is an unworthy and infertile strategy for politicians”.

As reported earlier, the Education and Science Workers' Union (LIZDA) has decided to hold a strike next week if teacher wages and workloads are not sorted out. According to LIZDA, the current plan does not meet all requirements.

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