GABON: Negotiations underway to resolve teacher strike

Sunday, November 23, 2008
DAKAR Wednesday, October 15, 2008 (IRIN) - More than 11,000 school teachers are demanding better work conditions and more pay as they continue a nationwide strike in Gabon that started on 6 October, according to Marcel Libama, the secretary general of the National Education Union (SENA). “We have decided to strike now because the education system in Gabon is almost on the floor,” said Moussounda Gean-goen, a striking primary school teacher. “Teachers are badly paid, badly housed and badly...