BREAKING: Sierra Leone Teachers Union Issues 21 Days Strike Notice

The Sierra Leone Teachers Union has today, Friday 27 May 2022 issued a 21 Days strike notice as a result of the negligence and lack of seriousness of the Employers panel of the Teaching Service Trade Group Negotiating Council (TSTGNC).

The Teachers Union made announcement in a public notice addressed to the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Basic and Senior Secondary Education (MBSSE) in Freetown.

The full details of the 21 strike notice is stated below.

“On the mandate of the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the above union, I write to issue a 21-day strike notice, effective today Friday 27 May, 2022.

This action is premised on the apparent negligence and lack of seriousness of the Employers panel of the Teaching Service Trade Group Negotiating Council (TSTGNC). The said panel at the inaugural meeting of Council on the 5 May 2022, asked for a break of three weeks to look into the Collective Agreement proposals put forward by the Teachers Panel of the SLTU.

This long break was accepted under difficult circumstances by the Teachers Panel. At the second meeting of the Negotiating Council on the 26th May 2022, the Employees or Teachers Panel was dismayed at the irritating response from the Employers. It was disappointing that they failed to make any offer relating to the proposal on salaries and allowances for Teachers, considering that Teachers are the drivers for the attainment of the Government’s Free Quality Education Programme.

After nationwide consultations with the union’s membership in relation to the above, we have been mandated to hereby issue a 21-day Strike Notice to the Employers to address the outstanding issues, failing which the union would resort to an industrial action at the expiry of the said notice.

We look forward to your kind consideration.”

Signed by Morris S. Conteh
Secretary General

 

 

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