Guinea teachers call off month-long strike
Conakry – Guinea’s powerful teachers’ union called off a month-long strike on Wednesday after reaching an agreement with the government on pay.
The strikes have paralysed the country’s education system and fractured relations between teachers, parents and the state, while President Alpha Conde has faced criticism for allowing the industrial action to drag on.
They have run in parallel to protests by the opposition Union of Democratic Forces of Guinea (UFDG), one of whose supporters was killed during a demonstration on Wednesday, his family told AFP.
Aboubacar Soumah, the secretary general of the SLECG teachers’ union, declared the strike over after signing an agreement with the Inspector General for Work, Alya Camara.