Published On: Thu, Jun 5th, 2014

Teachers ready to go on strike

Minister van der HorstWILLEMSTAD – Employees in the education sector are ready to take action. The teachers are angry about the austerity measures of the government. The measures, particularly disadvantaged young people and putting them in danger of falling behind in their education.

The schools are in the middle of examination week. Teachers will still grade the exams but that all they are willing to do.

Earlier, officials voiced their criticism of the measures at a general meeting with Minister Etienne van der Horst of Government Service, Policy and Planning.

Today the teachers’ union will meet with its members to discuss what the next step should be. According to the union, the teachers are ready to go on strike.


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