Netherlands - Over 4,000 schools close for one day during national teachers’ strike - November 30, 2019

Just before the announced strike the government offered a one-time €460 million boost. Nevertheless, teachers are standing firm for structural increases in funding that can preserve the profession and guarantee quality education for all. More than 4,000 schools closed on 6 November to fight ongoing austerity and growing work pressure due to staff shortages. The first strikes occurred in 2017 and 2018 and were followed by a national strike at the beginning of 2019 (see Issue 3 of the Collective Bargaining Newsletter, 2019). On 25 November the trade unions announced further strikes for 2020. This time it will be a two-day action to increase the pressure.

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For more information, please contact Paul de Beer or Oana Ciuca, De Burcht (Scientific Bureau for the Dutch Trade Union Movement) p.t.debeer@uva.nl or the Head of communications at the ETUI, Mehmet Koksal mkoksal@etui.org.
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