A teachers’ strike over pay and conditions took place across Poland on 31st March.
The Polish Teachers’ Association – the largest teaching union in the country – organised the demonstration. Amongst its demands are a ten per cent salary increase, plus a guarantee that school staff will not experience any pay cuts up to 2022, nor will they be made redundant.
The union said that around 40 per cent of the country’s schools took part in the industrial action – while the education ministry declared that 89 per cent of schools were unaffected. Clearly, there is some discrepancy in the figures.
Deputy Education Minister Marzena Machałek said that any salary increases for teachers are set to be announced later this month.
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