Today’s teacher demo calm, prior to day-long strike

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Hungarian teachers that joined the civilian initiative Tanítanék held a two-hour-long strike today, however, this event was attended by fewer people and was quieter than the groupʼs previous one-hour strike, according to reports.

An empty classroom today at a secondary school in Miskolc. (Photo: MTI/János Vajda)

Today’s strike was organized by a civilian group, while a day-long-strike scheduled for April 20 is being organized by Teachers’ Union PSZ and is likely to be attended by most of the teachers working in Hungary, as well as union employees from other sectors.

State secretary for education László Palkovics does not consider the teachersʼ strikes a sign of failed negotiations between teachers and the government, the politician said today in response to questions at a press conference. He added that negotiations will continue and the next meeting between the two sides is scheduled for Monday.

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