Jakšić Stojanović: I would like the trade union to have fought for the past nine years, I don't like to function according to the principle of blackmail

"We have to take care of what is being said. Let's see who we threatened and who we blackmailed. If the meeting with the directors is a threat, it is my duty...", she said.

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Minister of Education, Science and Innovation Anđela Jakšić Stojanović said that she is always in favor of negotiations and that each side should be willing to reach a solution.

"If I did not believe that a solution could not be found, I would not have attended all the meetings. There was not enough wisdom and patience for all that is happening. I am a university professor, I do not like to operate according to the principle of blackmail, and I believe that a solution can be found." , Jakšić Stojanović said in response to a question from a TV Vijesti journalist at the panel on the occasion of the 100 days of government work.

She also said that the accusations of the Education Union of Montenegro were unfounded.

"We have to take care of what is being said. Let's see who we threatened and who we blackmailed. If the meeting with the directors is a threat, it is my duty...", she said.

She said that the Law on Strike was adopted in 2015 and it states that the deadline for starting the decree on the minimum work process is 90 days.

"Nobody started that process. I would like the Education Union to have fought for the past nine years. I have no problem starting the procedure, because we have to start it. We can make some solution that will allow educators to strike, and we will not deny children the right to education." , said the Minister of Education.

Jakšić Stojanović said that she received information that the director of a kindergarten was threatened.

"If we threatened someone, let them submit a report to the authorities. There are mechanisms," she pointed out.

According to her, in the past few days, school principals have spoken, and they have conveyed pleasant impressions from the meeting.

"We live in the 21st century, everyone has the right to decide whether to join a strike or not. This strike may last a few days, but in the end everyone should sit down at the table and come to an agreement. In the law, you must enable those who those who want to work, and those who don't want to don't," said the Minister of Education.

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