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Teacher's dispute continuing in Solomon Islands

Teacher's dispute continuing in Solomon Islands

Updated 21 January 2013, 18:36 AEDT

The Solomon Islands, Ministry of Education has extended the end of year school holidays as it tries to sort out teacher's salaries.

Last year, the government agreed to increase salaries according to teacher's experience.

However, the Ministry of Education failed to factor the pay increase into the budget for 2013.

It's estimated the government will need millions of dollars to pay the wage's bill.

The National Teachers Association, SINTA, is in talks with the government over this issue and a nation-wide strike.

John Papik asked its President, Samson Faisi, for the latest developments.

Presenter: John Papik

Speaker: The President of the Solomon Islands National Teachers Association, Samson Faisi

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