TEACHERS TO STRIKE AGAINST CUTS

A previous protest in Torrevieja

Faced with the harsh realities of a return to school life amidst even more cuts, tighter rules for scholarships, increasing tuition fees and the ongoing debate about educational reform, teachers across Spain have called for a day of action to take place in October and November.

The Plataforma Estatal por la Escuela Pública, an organisation composed of parents, students and teaching unions, has announced a general strike on the 24th of October, on which day they hope to bring together widespread support for the education sector from all levels of society.

Prior to the strike, there is expected to be concentrations in from of all schools and universities, as well as a call for signatures in support of education, the results of which will be presented to the President of the Government, Mariano Rajoy, on the 17th of October.

After the October strike, the platform intends to enroll on a “Green March” from across the country, culminating in an event at the Government buildings in Madrid, with a second general strike already planned for the 24th of October.

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