May 21, 2013
BA City teachers to go on strike
Secretary-General of the Ademys Teachers’ union, Carlos Oroz, confirmed to reporters that capital City public schools will go on strike tomorrow as part of their claims against the City government’s plan to dismantle 96 classes due to the lack of pupil.
“We are going to set a strike and then march from the corner of Avenida de Mayo and Chacabuco to the Buenos Aires City Legislature, where the City Education Ministry offices are located”, Oroz said.
Meanwhile, City Education Minister, Esteban Bullrich, summoned unionists to a meeting but Oroz was very conclusive about it: “Everybody knows what they [City government] are going to tell us. They will insist with their plan of closing all classes with 15 or less students and fusion them with some other classes. So we are not attending any meeting just as mere witnesses.”
“Unless the City government goes backwards with its plan, we are not cancelling the strike.”
To end, Oroz remarked that the administration of BA City Mayor and business tycoon, Maurici Macri “should analyze the root causes for the lack of pupil at public schools, and consider eliminating all subsidies to private schools.”