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Trade Union is calling on teachers to Strike

In a month of country-wide women's strike and the trade Union SSP / VPOD, mitstreiken teachers, students and pupils. The trade Union writes in a statement. She has initiated the right to strike, collective education, in which students and employees of all levels of education, regular meeting.

In relation to equal opportunities and equality to come to the field of education, "special responsibility," writes the VPOD in the message. Although 78 percent of the teachers are persons in the primary schools, vocational schools, and high schools are women. However, the higher the school level, and therefore the wage, the lower the proportion of women.

to Strike during working hours

equality sluggishly or not at all implemented, would concern in education, but, say it in the message. In addition, it is important to be in solidarity with women In the country and abroad. For the VPOD, it is clear that the strike is taking place during working hours.

In a letter published today to the education Directorate of the strike calls for a collective number of changes – among other things, equal pay for teachers in Kindergarten and at the primary level, the better reconciliation of work and family, as well as a "gender-equitable mediation of educational content".

teachers Association advises

The Zurich teachers ' Association (ZLV) does not share the view of the VPOD, as President of the Christian Hugi says: "As an Association we see for our profession, no need to go on Strike. The Canton is a model employer, women earn the same grade level the same as men." Of discrimination could be no question. Although Kindergarten teachers are actually financially poor as such in the primary school: "But the Federal court sees no gender discrimination, and this decision is valid." In contrast, the ZLV had to fight with other arguments.

Hugi fear legal consequences for striking teachers: "We estimate the chances that a strike must expect to end up with negative effects, as relatively large." (Tages-Anzeiger)

Created: 15.05.2019, 12:26 PM

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