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Teachers’ strike flops

Teachers strike flops

Aug. 12, 2019 1 min read

MASERU – Yesterday's planned teachers’ national mass action was cancelled at the 11th hour after leaders of various teachers’ unions held an urgent meeting on Friday with the education cabinet subcommittee.

The committee chaired by Chief ’Maseribane Thesele managed to convince the unions to hold their horses while their grievances were being addressed, according to the education minister Professor Sam Rapapa. The unions include the Lesotho Teachers Association (LTA), Lesotho Teachers Trade Union (LTTU) and the Lesotho School Principals Association (LSPA). 

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What prevailed during the Friday’s meeting was not immediately established and the teachers’ representatives are tomorrow expected to brief affiliated teachers about the decisions reached. Many students remained at home today after their respective schools last week announced that they would embark on a two-week nationwide strike starting today.

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