Teachers on Strike Again in Hungary


Students at an earlier human chain protest for teachers on Szent István körút in Budapest on October 27, 2022.

Image by MTI/Szilárd Koszticsák

Friday morning saw the start of another teachers' strike in Hungary, involving a number of institutions in Budapest and the countryside.

According to a report by 444.hu, more than 180 schools had indicated their intention to participate by Thursday evening.

On Friday morning, students and teachers formed a several-kilometer-long human chain in the capital, but there were also examples of human chains in rural towns.

"Let's raise awareness of the growing problems in education! Let's stand up for our own and the country's future," wrote the United Student Front, which organized the human chain. 

A demonstration for teachers will take place on Március 15. tér from 5 p.m. According to Facebook, thousands of people have expressed interest in the event so far.

In recent months, there have been several demonstrations in support of teachers in Hungary, with thousands of participants. Back in September, the Democratic Union of Teachers (PDSZ) and the Union of Teachers (PSZ) are protesting against the government's threat to teachers who undertake civil disobedience for the right to strike.



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