Teachers' strike: mobilization, demonstrations, demands... what to expect this Tuesday, March 19?

Teachers’ strike: mobilization, demonstrations, demands… what to expect this Tuesday, March 19?

All teachers’ unions have called for a demonstration on Tuesday, March 19. They demand an increase in salaries, criticize the level groups and regret the reduction in the budget allocated to National Education.

Teachers are back on the streets. At the call of all unions, they are called to demonstrate on Tuesday, March 19. This call for demonstrations follows an initial mobilization on February 1.

The Snes-FSU announced 120 demonstrations throughout France. And the Sud Education Paris union has already announced a renewal of the movement in the coming days. In Toulouse, the demonstration starts at 2 p.m. on Place du Capitole.

In a joint press release, FSU, Unsa Education, SGEN-CFDT, CGT Éduc’action and SUD education sound the alarm: “It is urgent to open negotiations without delay to improve careers and take general measures on wages, in particular through revaluing the index point”.

Salary requirements

The unions are demanding salary increases “in a context of persistent inflation” by pointing to a “collapse in the level of public sector salaries”. For its part, the FSU SNUipp, the leading union in nursery and primary schools, is demanding an increase of 300 euros net per month for all teachers.

This mobilization takes place in the context of the announced cut of 700 million euros in National Education. The organizations want more positions to “reduce the number of students per class, provide substitutes and specialized education when necessary.”

Reject level groups

The measures announced by former Education Minister Gabriel Attal have still not been implemented. Published in the Official Journal on Sunday, the unions denounce “level groups” and the “clash of knowledge” they call on to abandon.

Although the expression “level groups” has disappeared from the text, it nevertheless provides for the creation of groups “according to the needs of the students identified by the teachers”, and emphasizes that “the groups of students with the most difficulties benefit from reduced employee numbers.

According to the FSU SNUipp, the application of this measure would in fact ensure a real sorting according to social origin, which still largely determines the educational career.

According to Snes-FSU, almost one in two secondary school teachers (47%) took action as of February 1. The Ministry of Education announced 20%.

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