Foto: Presidencia de la República.
The Colombian Federation of Education Workers began a strike this week in hopes of improving wages and bonuses for educators, but Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos said he doesn’t approve.
Trade union members said that the strike will continue until the national government guarantees a salary increase for teachers, as well as more resources for food, transportation and infrastructure for education.
President of the union Carlos Enrique Rivas said teachers feel their labor rights are unprotected, so they are demanding that there be greater public spending on education, as well as extended quotas and health benefits guaranteed for educators.
This Thursday, May 11 and onward, there will be mobilizations and information sessions regarding the labor union’s requests, he said.
However, President Santos said Colombia does