Cyprus - Teachers strike started - October 31, 2016

Primary school teachers’ trade union Poed urged Limassol parents to drop off their children an hour later at school, as the first of a number of one-hour work stoppages began. The five one-hour work stoppages, which were announced earlier on by Poed, will take place on rotation in each district every Wednesday morning, meaning schools in one district at a time will all start later. Teachers in Limassol’s preschool, primary and special education schools are the first to strike. Teachers will also march on 3 November from the finance ministry to the Presidential Palace. Poed’s key demand is for 12-month contracts to be given to temporary teachers instead of 10-month ones. The union’s board said that the strike was also about serious problems primary schools face related to pre-schools, special education, illiteracy, children whose mother tongue is not Greek and juvenile delinquency.

English: http://cyprus-mail.com/2016/10/25/primary-school-strikes-start-limassol-wednesday/

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