Ivorian primary school teachers strike for better pay

Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Primary school teachers in Cote d'Ivoire are on a three-day strike to press for better wages, sources in Abidjan said Tuesday.
Primary schools remained closed in Abidjan's three working class districts of Adjame, Yopougon and Abobo as the strike action continued into the second day today.
The National Union of Public Primary School Teachers (SNEPPCI) said their demands relate to duty allowances for head teachers, the supply of fuel to pedagogic advisers as well as the lifting of a prohibition for them to seek admission into the National School of Administration (ENA).
The teachers are also calling for an end to arbitrary transfers, and say they would go on an indefinite strike as from 21 May if nothing is done at the end of their three-day strike action.
Sources close to the National Education ministry said negotiations with the strikers have so far been fruitless.

08 may 2001 15:16:00

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