Wednesday, 27 March 2013 8:07 AM

Teachers Told to Remain on Strike

The president of Solomon Islands National Teachers Association, Samson Faisi is calling on all teachers in Honiara to remain on strike despite calls made by Honiara Town Council school principals for them to resume classes.

The president of Solomon Islands National Teachers Association, Samson Faisi is calling on all teachers in Honiara to remain on strike despite calls made by Honiara Town Council school principals for them to resume classes this Wednesday.

Mr Faisi explained that this call is not legitimate since S-I-N-T-A alone is the only legal body to call off the strike and not the school principals or any other authorities.

He says for the chief executive officer or head of the city council's education authority to meet with the school principals and force teachers to resume classes is bypassing the legal procedure.

President Faisi urge all school principals to do the right thing and not to listen to the Honiara City Council's education authority simply for recognition or promotion.

He adds, all teachers must together fight this battle and those who have already received their share of arrears payment and re-leveling must also stand hand in hand with their fellow colleagues who are yet to receive theirs.

Meanwhile Samson Faisi has confirmed advice from S-I-N-T-A's lawyer to continue on with the strike until their concerns are taken seriously by the government.

 

Source: http://www.sibconline.com.sb

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