Brazzaville, Congo - Congolese teachers, scheduled to embark on a nationwide strike Monday, shelved their plan after a meeting of top government officials and various Trade Union organizations, according to a Radio Congo report here Tuesday.
The teacher had threatened to go on an indefinite strike from 25 February to press for the payment of their salary arrears, among other issues.
The coordinator of the national trade union, Auguste Bidzouta, said the meeting afforded the union the opportunity to table its demands to the appropriate quarters.
During the meeting, the ministers of Education -- Georges Moyen (Higher Education), Hellot Matson Mampouya (Primary and Middle School Education), and Serge Blaise Zoniaba (Technical and Professional Training) -- and Union officials reached a deal on the teachers' demands.
A committee, whose members are union and government officials, was later established to work out how to implement the deal.
The committee will hold its first meeting 20 March to harmonize their views.