The primary school teachers union DOE has announced a 24-hour strike on March 30, joining a strike by the highschool teachers' union OLME and other unions.

In an announcement, DOE said the strike was being held in protest against the government's plans for the 'New School' and the closure or merger of roughly 1,200 schools around the country, a new wage-scale that would link wages with productivity, better funding for the teachers' state health service provider and other demands.