Teacher’s rights
Chicago threatens lockout as teachers stand firm on safe classroom demands

Despite strong opposition from the Chicago Teachers’ Union, representing the educators, the Chicago Public Schools and the city administration have decided to reopen in-person classes on Monday

Moroccan government introduces ‘new social deal’ amid violent suppression of teachers’ protests

Even though the deal promises to increase minimum wages in both public and private sector, protests by contractual teachers demanding permanent jobs are met with violent response from the authorities

Moroccan government threatens to fire striking teachers

Unionized teachers of Morocco have been mobilizing since March 3 demanding better working conditions

30,000 teachers in India block road to State education minister’s office demanding higher pay

Thousands of teachers of Shishu Shiksha Kendras (SSKs) and Madhyamik Shiksha Kendras (MSKs) (primary and middle educational institutions) in the State of West Bengal have been protesting since March 1. Their honorarium has not been increased for the last seven years

Ahead of planned strike, Denver teachers march seeking better pay

The Denver Class Teachers Association has been conducting negotiating with education authorities for better pay for teachers and less reliance on one-time bonuses. A planned strike was delayed after State authorities intervened in the negotiations

Teachers’ union in Denver votes to strike for fair wages

The call for strike was given by Denver Classroom Teachers Association (DCTA), which represents about two-thirds of Denver Public Schools’ 5,600 educators.

After 6-day strike, Los Angeles teachers win pay rise, smaller classrooms

In addition to a 6% pay hike and hard caps on class size that will lower class sizes immediately in 2019-20, other victories include a counselor-student ratio of 1:500, commitment to reduce testing by 50% and a librarian in every secondary school five days a week

Los Angeles education authorities relent, resume talks with striking teachers

Arlene Inouye of the United Teachers of Los Angeles announced that the city’s education authority, Los Angeles Unified School District, had indicated it was ready to return to negotiations

University faculty in India march demanding permanent jobs for ad-hoc teachers

Permanent recruitment in many parts of the country has been halted for nearly a year after a University Grants Commission notification changed the criteria for reservation in jobs

Thousands of Greek teachers march to parliament against education bill

The teachers are protesting against a new bill that proposes hiring 15,000 teachers on precarious contracts. The unions have demanded that 30,000 teachers be hired on a permanent basis

The government must recruit 30,000 teachers on a permanent contract: Greek union

Chrisoula Lampoudi of PAME talks about the ongoing struggle of the teachers against the Greek government’s neoliberal policies in the field of education. The protests have met with brutal repression by the police

Los Angeles teachers begin strike seeking greater investment in schools

Tens of thousands of teachers took part in a rally as thousands more participated in pickets, demanding smaller class sizes, more recruitment and the strengthening of local school leadership councils