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Uruguayan teachers go on strike

Uruguayan teachers go on strike

Montevideo, Oct 4 (Prensa Latina) Professors from the University of the Republic and secondary school teachers from the capital will go on strike starting on Tuesday in demands of greater resources for Education in Paraguay.

The Federal Council of the Teachers’ Association (ADU) decided on the strike in defense of budget, salary recovery and study and work conditions, as per its statement.

The ADU occupied eight faculties during the last week as a way of stressing demands for a larger budget for the university. Although it acknowledges that the government injected funds into the Rendering of Accounts before Parliament, these “are absolutely insufficient to attend to university emergencies. (…) This meager increase is unable to stop the downward trend in the university budget.”

ADU decided to organize, together with the University Intergremial, the feeding of scholarship holders for the duration of the strike, and “support the occupations defined in different faculties and centers.”

For its part, the Association of Secondary Education Teachers of Montevideo approved going on an indefinite strike starting on Tuesday.

The teachers oppose the educational transformation plans promoted by the National Administration of Public Education. They announced that several high schools in the capital will come under occupation by protesters.

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