Protest against education cuts
The five main teachers’ unions have announced a one-day strike on May 22nd in protest against government cuts and in support of the state education system. In a statement to the press on Wednesday union leaders said that the cuts brought in by central and regional government equate to cuts of between 25% and 30% in the education budget and come on top of numerous others made in state education over the past few years and represent the “biggest backward step ever” in the sector.
Today, teachers, students, parent associations and union members will take to the streets of Santa Cruz, joining a national day of protest against the cuts in the education system.
Under the banner of the newly created Canarian United Front for Public Education, the group calls the cuts brutal, and says there will be grave consequences in the quality of services available to students in the very near future.
The protest begins at 5pm today in front of the Government building in calle de Mendez Nuñez, in the capital.
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