Gilbert Tabihau said majority of teachers in the province are preparing to return to their schools.
Mr Tabihau said most schools have started school registrations this week.
He said teachers in the province seem not to take notice of the issue.
“Generally speaking, there is not much about strike here, only that most schools will start late.”
The PEO added that most teachers take the issue lightly as they no longer trust the Solomon Islands National Teachers Association (SINTA).
“Most teachers here no longer trust SINTA due to the outstanding issue that were not addressed by the organisation.
“One highlighted issue is teacher’s shares on the SINTA credit union where teachers waited for their shares to be released for ages.”
Mr Tabihau therefore said due to teachers’ differing reactions towards the planned strike, most are returning to school at the earliest.
Meanwhile SINTA president Samson Faisi said SINTA and SINTA credit union are two separate bodies.
Mr Faisi said teachers must understand that the national organisation is totally different from the credit union.
He explained that the union has its own board and executive to deal with its issues.
“Therefore whatever disagreement teachers have with the credit union should not affect the national organisation’s future plans for its members.”
The president said the planned strike will take place if Government fails to address the issue by Friday this week.By Jennifer Kakai
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