Germany -Teachers, pupils, parents on strike for better working conditions -December 13, 2013

Over 2,400 Berlin teachers went on strike on 4 December, which was the 16th strike since November 2012. The strikes are the result of the Berlin senate’s refusal to negotiate a collective agreement, despite the labour court having appointed them as the responsible bargaining party. Teachers are asking for classification schemes for contract teachers in line with tenure teachers and measures on age-appropriate working conditions.



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