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Solomon Islands' teachers to remain on strike

Solomon Islands' teachers to remain on strike

Updated 25 March 2013, 18:19 AEDT

Teachers in Solomon Islands say they will remain on strike until the money they say the government committed to provide them in pay increases is forthcoming.

Teachers walked out of their classes last Thursday evening, after the promised pay increases, committed to by the Department of Education in February, failed to arrive.

The dispute began late last year, and led to the delayed start to the Solomons' school year in February.

The department says it's been let down by staff and infrastructure, and have called on teachers to return to work promising the money will be forthcoming.

But the President of the Solomon Islands Teachers Union Sampson Faisi has told Pacific Correspondent Campbell Cooney, his members don't trust the officials.

Presenter: Campbell Cooney

Speaker: Sampson Faisi, the President of the Solomon Islands Teachers Union

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