Audrius Jurgelevičius, leader of the teachers' trade union

Teachers’ strike to end Friday, say union leaders

The teachers’ trade unions involved in the nearly two-week-long strike for higher wages in Lithuania have announced that they are prepared to call off their strike as early as Friday. Audrius Jurgelevičius, the leader of the Lithuanian Education Trade Union, told LRT that he believes that the trade unions have achieved 75 percent of their goals after the government managed to find an additional €8 million to increase educational staff’s wages. […]

Edita Žiobienė

Teachers’ strike could affect students’ performance, child rights ombudswoman says

Child rights ombudswoman Edita Žiobienė says that the ongoing teachersstrike could have negative effects on their students’ performance. […]

Algirdas Butkevičius

PM offers new plan to meet teachers’ demands

Lithuania’s ruling parties have agreed on a three-year plan for incrementally raising teachers‘ wages as unions continue to strike. […]

Teachers' strike

Prime minister to meet teachers’ unions as dispute deepens over ‘illegal’ strike

Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius has promised to personally meet with teachers’ union representatives who are planning to start an open-ended strike today, after statements by the vice-chancellor of the government claiming the strike action may be illegal deepened the crisis. […]


635 strikes took place in Lithuania over last 15 years

Seventy-eight strikes were organised in Lithuania in November and December 2014. Forty-five of them were warning strikes. According to data of Statistics Lithuania, strikes were staged by pre-school, primary, secondary, sports, recreational and cultural education establishments. […]