The teachers want many changes, such as a more open process for hiring, better working conditions, and more pay. Teachers in Portugal have lost 20% of their buying power since 2009, according to the union that is behind the strike.
The students were showing their support for the teachers, who had been fired for revolting over their poor salary and years of neglect by the government. Teachers in Hungary are paid the least in the European Union, with even cashiers earning more.
On Friday, Hungarian teachers, students, and parents intensified their demonstration, demanding greater pay and education reforms, by building a human chain that was 10 kilometers (six miles) long in the center of Budapest. Additionally, smaller protests were conducted around the nation.
Thousands Of People Demonstrate In Front Of Hungary’s Parliament As The Crisis Affecting Teachers Continues
At least 35,000 Hungarian students, teachers, and parents filled the main plaza in front of parliament in support of teachers who are fighting for greater salaries and teachers who were fired for protesting. The demonstration began on a bridge in Budapest and proceeded to the square.
The Public Relations Department of the Latvian Education and Science Employees' Union (LIZDA) informed the agency LETA that nearly 20,000 teachers have applied to participate in the open-ended teachers' strike, but the registration of applications is still ongoing.
Students gathered at a number of Santiago's metro stations on Wednesday to stage a protest against the rejection of a new constitution by voters. This new constitution would have, among other things, expanded social rights and enhanced environmental regulations. During the demonstration, students called for changes to Chile's educational system, arguing that the country's existing system is plagued by significant levels of socioeconomic inequality, technical disparities, and gender discrimination.
Early childhood educators will take part in demonstrations all throughout Australia on Wednesday. The teachers are faced with increasingly intolerable circumstances, such as low earnings, and increased demands.
Due To A Disagreement Over Salary Increases, Norwegian Teachers May Go On Strike When The New School Year Starts
According to NRK, a statewide strike by Norwegian teachers over salary and wage growth might take place as the new school year begins.
False government promises prompted teachers to protest. In addition to the low pay that are offered to teachers for their hard work (about $50 per month), the government has also not paid their annual bonuses in full, only offering a portion of it.
Fuel costs had risen to almost $6 per gallon at one time.