Teachers' Protest Held at Interior Ministry on Monday
Photo by MTI/Szilárd Koszticsák
A group of teachers initiated a sit-down strike at the Ministry of the Interior on Monday to protest the proposed change to abolish the public servant status of teachers, according to hvg.hu.
Nearly 50 teachers went to the Ministry of the Interior building, where they chanted, "No to the status law!" They proceeded to sit down at the entrance with banners in their hands.
Since the participants did not announce the morning action in advance, the police asked the participants to leave and made everyone go one by one. Some students also joined the demonstration.
The participants are protesting due to the proposal published by the government at the beginning of March, called the status law.
According to the teachers, the transformation affecting the entire public education system is unsuitable for dealing with the shortage of professionals, worsens academic freedom, and does not adequately guarantee a wage increase.
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