Estonia -Broad (international) support for teachers’ strike -March 8, 2012

On the 7th of March 16,000 teachers started on a three-day strike demanding a 20% pay rise. The teachers unions rejected the earlier offer from the education minister to raise the wages by 15%, from €608 to €700 from 2013 onwards as insufficient and too late. Both school and kindergarten teachers went on strike, receiving support, amongst others, from the state-owned Narva power plant workers and the transport unions.

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