Half of Eindhoven primary schools closed on Wednesday

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About half of Eindhoven primary schools close their doors on Wednesday, when teachers strike for a lower workload and more wages. This emerged from a survey of Studio040 among school boards.

Last Friday, the cabinet made an additional 460 million euros available for education. The teachers’ strike seemed to have disappeared at first, but the national education federation AOb still calls for work to be stopped.

Insufficient money

Schools find it particularly bad that the promised extra money is a one-off. This also applies to the ‘t Slingertouw primary school. Director Sultan Solak: “We want to show that we are proud of our profession. This solution is not structural enough. ”

Striking actions

Various primary schools have come up with striking actions. For example, teachers from the Boschuil primary school recorded videos and refered to a statement by Minister of Education Arie Slob. He said that unauthorized individuals may stand in front of the class. In the videos, the teachers supposedly take over the profession of a car mechanic with the idea: are unauthorized persons allowed to practice this profession?

Opened though

Primary school De Vlinder remains open. However, action is being taken. Teachers and students go together to the Stedelijk College on Henegouwelaan. Here they may be telling future teacher training students how beautiful they think the subject is as a teacher. Primary school Achtbaan also teaches as usual: there are few teachers who want to strike.

Nationally, around 80 percent of primary and secondary schools strike. This is evidenced by a poll by the AVS, the organisation for managers in education.

Source: Studio040

Translator: Dirk

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