Speakers at a teachers’ “checkered shirt” demonstration in front of the parliament building on Saturday stressed that the right to strike is a fundamental right.
The demonstration was held as part of a teachers’ strike that started on March 16.
Erzsébet Nagy of teachers’ union PDSZ said that the “miserable” salary situation cannot be remedied with “allowances scattered like crumbs”, adding that “superfluous administration” makes teachers’ work more difficult and the accreditation system is “completely unnecessary and useless”. She also pointed out that teachers are leaving the profession “en masse”.
Nagy said the public education system “fell apart long ago” but is being “held together by the professionalism of teachers”.