Teachers To Demonstrate to Government Tomorrow

Teachers from all over the country will be demonstrating outside the Government Office tomorrow in the hope of convincing Prime Minister Iveta Radicova and her coalition to pump more funding into the education system and hike up salaries.

Discontent trade unions (c) The Daily

As it is a normal school day, most schools are sending just one or two envoys to take part in the demonstration, with the other teachers covering for them, but some primary schools have given pupils the day off and are closing down for the day.

The teachers trade unions organising the event expect around 5,000-8,000 people to congregate in front of the Government Office for the demonstration.  Education minister Eugen Jurzyca says the ministry has not even been contacted by the teachers trade unions and that the best way to discuss issues is around the table, instead of immediately calling a protest.

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