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Croatia’s government agrees on wages increase, ending a month of teachers’ strike

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After over a month of strikes in primary and secondary schools, the teachers’ unions and the Croatian government agreed on an increase of the job complexity indices for teachers, ending the longest strike in the country’s education sector.

“The government has offered the unions an increase of the job complexity indices of 3 per cent as of December 1, an additional 1 per cent as of June 1 next year and a further 2 per cent as of January 1, 2021”, Prime Minister Andrej Plenković said.

The unions had demanded a pay rise through an increase of the job complexity indices of 6.11 per cent to close the pay gap with other public-sector employees.

The head of the independent union of employees in research and higher education institutions, Vilim Ribic, said that his union would not put the latest government offer to a referendum among the membership because they already said that they would not accept any other offer but an increase of the job complexity indices.