The strike of public school teachers will continue after their SONK union was not given sufficient assurances by the Government during the meeting they had this afternoon. Public schools have been closed for three days now.

We want the strike to end and the school year to resume, but for that to happen, our membership needs to agree to the proposal. We need a concrete proposal that would be acceptable to the majority, said SONK President Jakim Nedelkov.

SONK demands a major wage increase and cites the spiking inflation as the main reason. During the meeting today, the Government pushed the union on the need to extend the school year so that pupils can make up for the lost classes. The union insists that this is not necessary and the school year can be completed without holding classes past June 10th, when summer break should begin.