The teachers of PAME, participating in a really important initiative, are organizing a solidarity campaign for the children of Palestine, trying to gather money, notebooks and stationary. Using as a trademark a poster with the moving photos of a little girl searching under the ruins of her own house for books and notebooks, on the basis of a part of the famous Picasso painting “Guernica”, along with an announcement, PAME is spreading the content of this campaign to the schools of our country. It is addressing to teachers and students, with the announcement below:
Dear colleagues and students,
Do you remember the photo of a little girl, who was searching under the ruins of her own house to find her book, after the bombings. This image was released a few days ago and is worth a thousand words.
The inhumanity, the barbarity, the imperialistic atrocity do not stop. So far, 565 students have lost their lives, at least 3.000 of them were injured and 277 schools were completely destroyed. Israel, the EU and NATO bath the people of Palestine in blood. The greek government is on the side of the murderous government of Israel. It signs with Israel military cooperation agreements. It is an accomplice. Continue reading
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.
“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.
Basic and secondary school teachers have started on an open-ended strike on Sunday, in South Darfur, Soudan, after the invitation of the South Darfur State’s Employees Union.
The teachers claim the salaries that haven’t been paid to them since 2007, which was the reason why the state owes 13.100 per person.