The Teachers' Coordinating Body (TCB) has decided on a continued boycott of exam correction all over the country in view of demands for a substantial salary scale hike being dashed by government officials, teachers said today.
By their mere dishing of teachers' just demands, officials have contributed to widespread tensions in the country by fomenting sectarianism and extremism, teachers charged. Also, and by ignoring Teachers' demands, officials tend to dismantle the Lebanese Welfare state by disenfranchising the poor further, the TCB added.
Ignoring teachers' claims under flimsy excuses reveal the truth about the ruling coalition between the centers of financial and political power centers acting at the citizens' expense, the TCB went on.
By constantly contacting parents, the TCB strives to thwart attempts perpetrated by the authorities attempts aimed at dividing them and pitting them against each other, TCB stressed.
As TCB efforts remain focused on preserving the standard of government-sponsored education and workers' justly acquired rights the TCB urges all teachers, workers and contractuals to paralyze all public administrations by observing a 1-day work stoppage on Wednesday the 8th of July The strike will coincide with a 24-hour sit-in as of 11 O'clock of the same date all over the nation, the TCB concluded.