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Ten Cameroon teachers’ associations and unions announced a strike



Ten Cameroon teachers’ associations and unions last week announced a strike against what they call the disrespect of teachers by the government.

They complain about unpaid salaries, of so many new teachers, some of whom have been working for more than 10 years without salary.

They are also requesting a rise in the salaries of primary school teachers from about 80,000 francs to above 200,000 francs and for the salaries of secondary school teachers to be raised from about 200,000 francs to above 400,000 francs.

Some teachers complain that schools should not be interrupted for trivial things like going to fill empty stadiums during a football competition like what happened during the Africans Cup of nations that was held in Cameroon from the 9th of January to the 6th of February 2022.

Teachers Union leaders are calling on teachers to go to school but not teach.

This strike action follows a viral act where teachers who have not been paid for over 5 years post pictures of themselves on social media calling on the attention of the Cameroon government to their situation.

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So far, government-led negotiations for the end of the strike produced no fruits.

Whether or not the strike and to what extent is respected is unknown.

As a parent, it is important that you ask your children if they are being taught in school when they attend.

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