Maseru – Lesotho Teachers Trade Union LTTU will celebrate its 25th anniversary at an event to be held in Maseru on November fifth.
LTTU President Mr. Alexis Lesia said the event is intended to celebrate achievements of the Union since its establishment, citing that in 1990, they fought for a salary increment for teachers although the government gave them 10 percent while they had demanded a 100 percent increase.
He said in 1994 they fought for career structure and pension benefits for teachers, saying although they have success stories, they also met challenges such as the 1995 strike for a salary increase and better working conditions which was not successful as they were forced to go back to work as government had implemented a ‘no work, no pay’ policy against the teachers.
He added that unemployment of qualified teachers remains a challenge in the country, as well as delays of payment of salaries for newly employed teachers and delays in payment of pensions for retired teachers together with those who are deceased.
LTTU was established in 1990 to promote and fight for the rights of teachers.