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In Estonia about 12 thousand teachers will take part in a general strike

Estonian union of workers of an education sphere (EHL) on Tuesday, on February, 21st, has passed the communique about carrying out in the country of a general strike of teachers which will begin on March, 7th and will last three days. The participation in action have declared about 12 thousand persons.

the Union named one of the reasons of carrying out of the action impossibility to reach the consent on increase of the minimum rates of payment of the work.

We consider that all lawful ways of a presentation of the requirements which have not brought result " are used; - it is told in the message of Estonian union of workers of an education sphere.

In the action which will begin on March, 7th in 8 o`clock in the morning and will last till March, 9th, teachers of all districts of Estonia will take part. Within the limits of strike will pass also pickets and meetings, including in Tallinn on the area of Vabaduze.

Requirement EHL - to raise the minimum rates of payment of teachers for 20 percent. Now the minimum rate of the salary of the younger teacher makes 608 euros, the teacher - 644 euros, the senior teacher - 736 euros and the teacher - the methodist - 888 euros, informs an information portal « Capital ».