Poland - Job losses in education disputed - November 30, 2017

According to the Teachers’ Union (ZNP), some 6,500 teachers have lost their jobs as a result of the education reform, which the government launched amid protests. The union said that a further 12,700 teachers have seen their working hours cut and pay reduced, and 5,300 have been forced to work in several schools to keep their income from shrinking. These figures were denied by the government. The education ministry stated that one of the objectives of the government’s education reform was to protect teachers' positions and that any loss of jobs in schools has been a result of demographic trends. ZNP arguments that the worst is still ahead; some 35,000 teachers and school administration employees may still lose their jobs over the next three years as a result of the reform.

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