Central African Republic: teachers threaten strike

Secondary and primary school teachers are threatening strike action over wage arrears.

Submitted by jef costello on September 11, 2007

Teachers are demanding the payment of three months salary before the new school term starts. The government last year made an undertaking to pay teachers' wages promptly, this included an agreement to pay three months wages before the new term begins this September. However the government has allowed the situation to worsen, with teachers' salaries now 13 months in arrears and the payment so far not forthcoming.