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15 jan. 2019 | 13h27 UTC

Guinea: Teachers suspend nationwide strike January 14 /update 4

Guinea Alerte de sécurité

Teachers suspend nationwide strike on January 14; further strike possible

TIMEFRAME expected from 15/1/2019, 12h00 until 21/1/2019, 11h59 (Africa/Conakry). COUNTRY/REGION Guinea

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Event

The Free Trade Union of Teachers and Researchers of Guinea (SELCG) announced on Sunday, January 13, the suspension of a three-month long strike following successful negotiations with the government. As such, classes resumed nationwide on Monday, January 14. However, according to the SELCG leader, the strike could resume by January 21, if no concrete measures are taken by the government by then.

Context

Numerous teacher strikes and related violent student protests were staged after teachers launched a strike on October 3, 2018. Teachers were demanding, among other things, higher salaries, which the government had previously refused to deliver.

Advice

Individuals in Guinea are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all demonstrations and protests due to the risk of violence, and adhere to any instructions issued by the local authorities and their home governments.

 

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