Thursday, April 24, 2014

teachers in struggle from China to Peru

Henan Teachers Vow to Keep Marching Over Pay Demands
Thousands of schoolteachers in the southern Chinese province of Henan continued a sit-in and demonstration outside the gates of government offices on Monday, as their strike over pay and conditions entered its 14th day. Around 2,000 teachers from Henan’s Wuyang county marched on Monday to government buildings in Luohe city, following mass protests of more than 5,000 teachers at the weekend, participants told RFA.
“The teachers are still going out there [to join the protest],” a striking teacher surnamed Wang said on Monday. “There are still teachers outside the north gate of the Luohe municipal government, and at the train station,” he said. “There are still about 2,000 of them there right now,” Wang said, adding that the authorities had responded by sending groups of officials to schools in the county to persuade the teachers to call off their strike.
1000s of Peruvian teachers rally over pay
Thousands of striking Peruvian teachers rally in the capital, Lima, demanding better pay and working conditions. Members of the United Trade Union Education Workers of Peru (SUTEP) and the National Federation of Education Administrative Workers (FENTASE), who were on a 24-hour strike on Tuesday, marched through the streets of the city that were surrounded by security forces. Scuffles broke out when Peruvian police tried to stop the protesters from completely blocking roads and disrupting traffic.

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