Tuesday, October 29, in Central Kiev, thousands of teachers marched through the city center to Parliament to Express their demands to the government. Also in action took part the students, according to informants.
Initially, the representatives of education gathered on Independence square under the sounds of the bells that the teachers took with them, went to the government quarter.
On the European square people came out on the roadway. In connection with this part of Grushevsky street is blocked, and on adjacent – traffic jam. In the center of the capital moved out by representatives of education from all parts of the city. There were also teachers from other regions. They all came to share, to defend their allowances and bonuses, as the government intended these payments to cancel.
The publication reports that in some schools canceled classes because all the teachers went to the meeting. In addition, students of some Universities of Kiev also came to the event. Among the speakers on the stage was made by Verkhovna Rada Deputy Sviatoslav Vakarchuk. He noted that he understands the problem of teachers and supports their initiative. In General, all has passed peacefully and without incident.
Alexander Azuni, Chairman of the Kyiv city organization of trade Union of education, said such unions demands to parliamentarians when considering the draft “On secondary education”:
the preservation of the allowances and bonuses to teachers. In particular, seniority, prestige of pedagogical work, checking notebooks, management of office, classroom management, academic title, academic degree;ability to work on open-ended employment contracts for employees of retirement age;
reduced working time for teachers;voluntary certification for teachers.
We will remind that the Ministry of education opposed the initiative “Voice” to increase the working week for teachers and to cancel them allowances.
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