The National Union of Teachers (Sinaprof), the National Democratic Union of Teachers (Sinderprof), and the Union for Higher Education launched a 30-day teacher strike on Monday, October 1. Associated protests are possible in the coming days and weeks.
Teachers are demanding the payment of salary arrears, a new salary in line with the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) scheme, the adoption of formalized career paths, and better working conditions.
Individuals in Guinea-Bissau, particularly the capital Bissau, are advised to monitor the situation, avoid all protests due to the risk of violence, and adhere to any instructions issued by the local authorities.
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