The teachers in Norway are on strike since August 11th, 2014 in Norway, after the collapse of negotiations between the government and the teachers’ union.
Teachers keep resisting government efforts to increase the working hours to 7.5 hours per day and 37.5 hours per week.
The increase of teachers’ working hours is another attempt of capitalist countries to overturn the labor rights.
The media talk about lost teaching hours during the strike of teachers while leaving untouched by comments the government of the country.
Teachers in South Darfur, in Kass, in Buram and in Rahad el Berdhi keep on with their strike for the forth week in a row
. A strike which started after the invitation of the Democratic Teachers’ Association of South Darfur, demanding the payment of their salaries, as well as of their arrears.
The government of South Darfur denies to answer to the demands of the strikers teachers, while representatives of the Democratic Teachers’ Association refer to “indifference about issues that concern education and teachers”.
FISE expresses its solidarity with the strikers teachers of South Darfur and it supports their fair struggle and their demands.
We condemn the unacceptable attitude of the government of South Darfur, which drives teachers to poverty and misery and we invite the teachers’ unions and organizations to support in a practical way our colleagues who are on strike.
“If we are to be assured of our rights we need to stand for them.
I wish you all Teachers in Argentina during the trying time to stand firm and don’t move until the authorities come down.”
MCTU– President, Malawi
Teachers in Argentina began their 48 hour strike on Monday. It is a nationwide protest that includes teachers from five provinces in order to draw the attention of government to the crisis in education. The salaries are not keeping up with the rampant inflation and schools infrastructure is significantly deteriorating. Two months ago the teachers held a demonstration to demand better conditions in schools, because some of them lack basic conditions, like water supply. The police then savagely beat the teachers and arrested the union leader.
Solidarity message 8/8/2014
Fellow teachers of Argentina.
The secretariat of FISE is following the developments in your country and salutes you.
We hope for a successful 48-hour strike that you have decided .The class teacher unions who agree with the line of FISE and the World Federation of Trade Unions must fight hard these days thus the people stop paying the burden of this capitalist crisis.
The crisis was created by the monopolies, multinational companies and capitalist profitability. They will have to pay.
Comrades we must not kneel, must not stoop our head. Instead we must strengthen the struggles for the teachers’ rights , the students’ rights and the entire working class rights .
We also must strengthen the international solidarity and the organization of our unions.
Keep your strugles dynamic
With combative salute.