The leader of the secondary school teachers' union, Branimir Mihalinec, said on Friday evening after a meeting with government representatives that "finally a good meeting has been held" and that they were getting closer to a solution.
"Meetings will continue and we expect a solution to be reached next week. It will then be put to a vote by our members," Mihalinec told the press.
He did not specify what the solution included, and when asked if this meant that the protest announced for Monday was cancelled, he said that the protest would be held in Zagreb's main square Trg Bana Jelacica at 12.05 hours on Monday as planned.
The secretary general of the primary school teachers' union, Ana Tuskan, said that the strike was continuing. She added that they were glad that they were finally invited to talks and that they finally talked.
"We hope that we will manage to hold a few more meetings with government representatives," she said. "We are satisfied that we were able to talk. Today is the 30th day of the strike and we have basically talked for the first time."
Asked if the issue of job complexity indices was finally on the table, Tuskan replied in the negative. "There were no offers, we only agreed that we hoped that there would be more meetings and that we would try to solve this problem," Tuskan said.