STRIKE GOES ON
The strike of the employees in education and culture will go on despite the pressures, said the President of SONK, Dojcin Cvetanovski.
At today's press conference in Skopje, the President of the Syndicate of the Employees in Education, Science and Culture Sectors (SONK), said that 95 to 97 percent of the concerned institutions joined the strike, pointing out that some of the schools were subject of strong pressures.
According to Cvetanovski, the principals of a number of schools in the Skopje's Districts of Gjorce Petrov, Karpos, Gazi Baba and Lisice, as well as their colleagues from Stip and the village of Josifovo came under strong pressures to hold the classes.
SONK's President accused the Mayor of the municipality of Karpos of sending a notification to the schools located in this municipality, declaring Monday as a working day. In addition, education inspectors requested provision of lists of the teachers taking part in the strike.
Cvetanovski also criticized the Minister of Education and Science Pero Stojanovski of paying a visit to the schools of the municipality of Gjorce Petrov, which did not support the strike.
SONK called the employees in the sectors of education, culture and science to set out a general strike on Monday. Teachers demand pay rise, setting the food allowance at 20 percent of the average salary and rising of the transport bonus.
The unionists also seek for granting full-time employment to those working under temporary employment agreements.