May 22, 2013
Buenos Aires teachers strike continues
Teachers from the Union of Education Workers (UTE) alongside Ademys, UDA; CAMYP, SEDEBA and AMET unions started the second day of a 48-hour teaching strike in Buenos Aires City.
Thus, teachers will march today toward the City Hall, where they will set a protest rally.
Meanwhile City Mayor, Mauricio Macri, called the measure "absurd", and warned that "all those days lost because of the strike will be compensated in December."
The strike went ahead, despite National Education Minister Alberto Sileoni’s attempt to call for negotiation talks to be “used as a fundamental tool to resolve conflict.”
UTE-CTERA Teachers Union Secretary General came out to say that their strike against the City government’s decision to change the Classification Boards for teachers had the support of “98 percent of teachers.”