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Slovak teachers strike for higher salaries

Slovak teachers strike for higher salaries
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Slovak teachers march on the street with banners and flags against low pay. 80 and 90 percent of primary and high schools and 30 percent of universities shut their doors as a result of the strike.
Slovak teachers strike for higher salaries
02/25
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Slovak teachers march on the street with banners and flags against low pay. 80 and 90 percent of primary and high schools and 30 percent of universities shut their doors as a result of the strike.
Slovak teachers strike for higher salaries
03/25
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Yellow color represents the strike.
Slovak teachers strike for higher salaries
04/25
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Slovak teachers march on the street with banners and flags against low pay. 80 and 90 percent of primary and high schools and 30 percent of universities shut their doors as a result of the strike.
Slovak teachers strike for higher salaries
05/25
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Transparents in the protest.
Slovak teachers strike for higher salaries
06/25
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Strikers in Banska Bystrica, Slovakia.
Slovak teachers strike for higher salaries
07/25
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Strikers in Banska Bystrica, Slovakia.
Slovak teachers strike for higher salaries
08/25
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Strikers in Banska Bystrica, Slovakia.
Slovak teachers strike for higher salaries
09/25
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Transparents in the strike protests.
Slovak teachers strike for higher salaries
10/25
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Strikers in Banska Bystrica, Slovakia, showing happy face of teacher in the EU.
Slovak teachers strike for higher salaries
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Strikers in Banska Bystrica, Slovakia.
Slovak teachers strike for higher salaries
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Strikers in Banska Bystrica, Slovakia.
Slovak teachers strike for higher salaries
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Slovak teachers march on the street with banners and flags against low pay. 80 and 90 percent of primary and high schools and 30 percent of universities shut their doors as a result of the strike.
Slovak teachers strike for higher salaries
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Strikers in Banska Bystrica, Slovakia.
Slovak teachers strike for higher salaries
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Slovak teachers march on the street with banners and flags against low pay. A woman in yellow stands on her phone. 80 and 90 percent of primary and high schools and 30 percent of universities shut their doors as a result of the strike.
Slovak teachers strike for higher salaries
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Strikers in Banska Bystrica, Slovakia.
Slovak teachers strike for higher salaries
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A Slovak teacher on the street ringing a bell against low pay. 80 and 90 percent of primary and high schools and 30 percent of universities shut their doors as a result of the strike.
Slovak teachers strike for higher salaries
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Strikers in Banska Bystrica, Slovakia.
Slovak teachers strike for higher salaries
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Strikers in Banska Bystrica, Slovakia.
Slovak teachers strike for higher salaries
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Strikers in Banska Bystrica, Slovakia.
Slovak teachers strike for higher salaries
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Yellow color prevails.
Slovak teachers strike for higher salaries
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Slovak teachers march on the street with banners and flags against low pay. 80 and 90 percent of primary and high schools and 30 percent of universities shut their doors as a result of the strike.
Slovak teachers strike for higher salaries
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Slovak teachers march on the street with banners and flags against low pay. 80 and 90 percent of primary and high schools and 30 percent of universities shut their doors as a result of the strike.
Slovak teachers strike for higher salaries
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Strikers in Banska Bystrica, Slovakia. Sad face of Slovak teacher transparent.
Slovak teachers strike for higher salaries
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Strikers in Banska Bystrica, Slovakia.
  • Slovak teachers strike for higher salaries
  • Slovak teachers strike for higher salaries
  • Slovak teachers strike for higher salaries
  • Slovak teachers strike for higher salaries
  • Slovak teachers strike for higher salaries
  • Slovak teachers strike for higher salaries
  • Slovak teachers strike for higher salaries
  • Slovak teachers strike for higher salaries
  • Slovak teachers strike for higher salaries
  • Slovak teachers strike for higher salaries
  • Slovak teachers strike for higher salaries
  • Slovak teachers strike for higher salaries
  • Slovak teachers strike for higher salaries
  • Slovak teachers strike for higher salaries
  • Slovak teachers strike for higher salaries
  • Slovak teachers strike for higher salaries
  • Slovak teachers strike for higher salaries
  • Slovak teachers strike for higher salaries
  • Slovak teachers strike for higher salaries
  • Slovak teachers strike for higher salaries
  • Slovak teachers strike for higher salaries
  • Slovak teachers strike for higher salaries
  • Slovak teachers strike for higher salaries
  • Slovak teachers strike for higher salaries
  • Slovak teachers strike for higher salaries

For the second time this school year, teachers in Slovakia began to strike for better working conditions and higher salaries. Schools were closed in the process.

For the second time this school year, the teachers began to strike. Starting Monday from 6.00 am involving about 80 percent of staff in all schools across the whole country supported by kindergardens as well. Noone can say today when the strike is over. Teachers choose yellow as a color of the november strike.
Teachers expect most schools to be closed for three days but it can be more.
On Friday, Finance Minister Peter Kažimír (Smer) said that Unions can not come out to meet with a better offer to increase wages next year then by five percent. The government would increase salaries of teachers and non-teaching school staff, said prime minister Robert Fico, but only in exchange for dismissal. Prime Minister considers it strange that people want to strike for higher salaries, "when they know in what trouble we are and in what trouble is the whole Europe." This comes right after government approved salary raise for judges.
The government has in his legitimate right to tell teachers that their salaries will not increase at all, even though they offered 5% increase. Said prime minister as well.

However, teachers continue to require ten percent tariff increase in salaries next year. At the present average salaries of teacher is 500 Euro. The September strike was bypassed without protest, on the contrary, today, desperate and disgusted school staff come out to the streets in Bratislava, Košice and Banská Bystrica.
Schools remain closed.

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