Poland - Teachers’ strike suspended after 18 days - June 1, 2019

Thousands of schools across the country have cancelled classes after teachers on April 8, 2019 went on a nationwide strike of unlimited duration. In an ongoing wage dispute (see our March newsletter) strikers demanded higher wages and unions called for the strike after being urged by unsatisfied teachers. Government officials asked for suspension of the strike when high school exams were endangered but the unions refused. Then government organized a debate on the state of education in the country. First the unions also refused to attend the debate but they finally suspended the strike.

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For more information, please contact Sanne van der Gaag or Sjaak van der Velden, De Burcht (Scientific Bureau for the Dutch Trade Union Movement) sannevandergaag@deburcht.org or the Head of communications at the ETUI, Steve Coulter scoulter@etui.org. For previous full issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter or consult the archive with all articles in our database at www.cbnarchive.eu. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org.


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