Minister of Science and Education Vedran Mornar said on Thursday that children are in the schools and no one has the right to invite parents to not send them to school while at the same time the unions invite their parents to Friday, 25. September, when a strike in primary, secondary and higher education was announced, support teachers and teachers and not send their children to school during the strike.
Inviting syndicates to not sending children to school Mornar has rated "inappropriate communication", adding that children will not get unjustified hours if they do not attend classes but will still be the biggest victims of strike.
"I hope that most school teachers will not strike, understand the true situation we are in, and realize that this is perhaps some kind of political game," Mornar told reporters after the government session. He stated that he was going to strike on some of the falsehoods, and he would "first of all love the truth".
Spor about the height of salary
Mornar has called on President of the Grand Chamber of the Independent Trade Union of Science and Higher Education, Vilim Ribic, to keep the word recently in the HRT "Open" and revoke the strike "if one of the numbers alleged by the Ministry of Science, Education and Sports (MZOS) is true" .
In that show, there was a dispute about the numbers and the amount of salary in education. The MZOS today announced that according to the Central Payroll Account, which leads Fina, it is apparent that the average salary for secondary school teachers is 6.560 kuna, and in primary schools 6.365 kuna. "So, the amounts that the unions state are not correct," the MZOS argues.
Mornar adds that "it manipulates the data, says it is better, it is mentioned that health has gained something that education is not, all this is untrue."
There will be no ban on strike
Education unions announced that strike in educational and scientific institutions starts Friday, 25. September, and will continue to meet the requirements, ie increase the salary of employees in education and science by four percent or until the formation of a technical government.
Asked by a journalist whether to impose a duty or to seek a ban on a strike, Mornar replied that they were thinking about it, however, it would be counterproductive, although he thinks some elements have it.
"In this case, we would have shown a face that is not ours, we are indeed a democratic government and the right to strike we want to respect, and whether it is justified or not to be discussed," he added adding that because of the strike the school year will not be endangered without whatever it is to 30. September should be adopted curriculum for the current year.
The ministry calls for support from the strike
The MZOS sent primary and secondary schools and dormitories to the institutions in which the strike was announced in accordance with regulations and collective agreements on the day of the strike, to organize classes or other forms of educational work being carried out at the school institution.
Collective agreements provide for jobs that can not be interrupted during the strike, so the MZOS has called on schools to give special attention to these provisions.
The MZOS points out that the minister in no way calls into question the right to strike, but calls all employees in the education system to resign from the strike at this moment and calls for a common finding of solutions that will be fair for everyone in the system. That is why he again called on trade unions to negotiate on Monday, 28. September
Schools will improvise with teaching
Primary and secondary school principals have the legal duty to organize their classes and allow them to work for those who want to work. For now, it is difficult to assess whether and how many strikers are striking because not all directors have a list of teachers who will strike in the strike, so most will act depending on the situation that will be met at school in the morning.
For example, Ivana Gundulić, Zagreb's Elementary School warned parents and students in advance that their teachers would not join the announced strike, and regular classes would be held on Friday.
In Zagreb's Dragutin Domjanic family, members of the two trade unions announced that the strike will be held, but school directorship, regardless of strike, will be in line with the possibilities of providing work to those who want to work and take care of the children who come to school.
In the Zagreb Grammar School, Titus of Brezovica, it was announced that striking most of the professors, and Henry Ponte's director of Andrew Mohorovic's Grammar School emphasizes that students are required to attend school at eight o'clock.
"We will try to organize our classes depending on the situation because we do not have a pre-announced list of strikers. Some professors have told us they will not strike, but we do not have a list of those who want, so a situation where a non-strike teacher holds a fourth watch, and the first three hours are free and we have to organize the students, "he says. Ponte.
It was easier for us to know in advance who would strike, prepare schedules, inform the students in advance what kind of situation, and as such we will improvis, one will have classes, others go home, we will be on the go. We can not tell the students that they do not come to school, and those who want to do the lessons should be able to do so, and as much as I can understand the reasons for the strike, the students will eventually die out, "Ponte notes.