Togo: Gov’t invites teachers’ unions to dialogue

APA-Lomé (Togo)

The government of Togo has convened a meeting with teachers’ unions on January 11, for the resumption of a dialogue intended to break the cyclical strikes affecting classes since October, official sources told APA.

According to a letter addressed to teachers, the Minister of Primary, Secondary and Vocational Education, Komi Tchakpélé, said discussions will focus on “outstanding issues, including concerns about bonuses and allowances.”

These matters are the main demands of Togolese teachers, who promised to go on strike on January 8, the date of resumption of schools after the holidays.

“Concerned by disturbances in the education sector, which has seen repeated strikes, the government has asked the National Council of Social Dialogue to help find a definitive solution to the situation that is detrimental to the Togolese school system”, the office of the Prime Minister said Thursday in a communiqué.

Togo’s Prime Minister Komi, Selom Klassou, has received chairman of the council, which has already met teachers’ unions at the request of the government.

At the end of the meeting, recommendations were made to the national authorities.


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