Today, on 2 September 2019, SONK, ETUCE member organisation in North Macedonia, is organising a one-day warning strike at primary and secondary education levels encompassing the whole country.

Although SONK welcomes the government officials’ announcement to increase teachers’ salaries by 5 %, the education trade union considers this step insufficient.

According to the union the envisaged percentage should be in line with the one foreseen for the minimum wage in the country, i.e. 25 % as a whole, to support teachers who are literally living below the poverty line.

Should the dialogue with the government officials not lead to a constructive solution SONK has announced a possible strike action at all education levels.