Teachers Kick off One-hour daily Stoppage till Friday
HAVANA, Cuba, June 11 (ACN)—Teachers’
unions in Panama called a one-hour daily stoppage from
Monday to Friday urging the Education Ministry to resume
negotiations suspended since August last year.
General Secretary of the
Professors’ Association (ASOPROF), Andres
Rodriguez, said that the Education Ministry closed the
dialog after the
setting up of a bargaining table on labor issues, the
transformation process and the social pact on education.
The stoppage hour will be used to explain workers in the
and parents about the problems being faced with education
said the union leader, PL news agency reported.
Rodriguez said that members of an exploratory commission
will hand over a
letter to Education minister Lucy Molinar requesting the
need to resume
Meanwhile, education ministry official Arturo Rivera warned
teachers and professors who do not meet their labor hours
will have their
The official said that the dialog will be resumed on June 23
and that the
stoppage will only affect the students, while the union has
no reasons to
adopt the measure. However, union leaders say they have not
official information in this regard.