Netherlands - Dispute on wages not solved for teachers - October 31, 2017

Teachers’ trade union AOb surveyed over 10 thousand teachers and other education staff about the current situation, after 95 percent of them took part in the second general strike of primary school teachers since the 1980s. 47 percent of respondents said that the new government's plans for primary education are completely insufficient. And 96 percent said they want the union to arrange further action, 63 percent suggested a national strike. The budget set aside by the new government for primary education in its government agreement, is not enough. Next to better wages, the teachers ask for less time on administrative tasks.   

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