"Lärarfacken: Now, the country needs skolpolitiker listen to the teachers"
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"the DEBATE. The reports of municipalities are making cuts at the school are pouring in. According to a survey that the Teachers ' Association has conducted among its kommunföreningar is now implemented cuts in seven of the ten municipalities. And according to calculations from the Swedish chapters adds over 60 per cent of the country's municipalities have less money at the school this year. "
"in Addition, report The Balance to the 260 of Sweden's 290 municipalities, added austerity requirements on their välfärdsverksamheter in 2018. nnLandets teachers feel the effects of the cuts and now the growing protests. "
"”Lärarmarschen” and ”Förskoleupproret” are two initiatives from teachers in the weekend to coordinate their forces in Stockholm, Malmö, Jönköping, Uppsala, sweden, Jokkmokk and Gothenburg. We, as trade union representatives fully support these gräsrotsaktioner against the savings in the school, recreational and pre-school, the savings that we as the trade union representatives are fighting in everyday life.nnVåra two covenants, collects nearly 330 000 teachers and school leaders. Our members are represented in all educational settings, from kindergarten to college, and see with your own eyes how the distance between requirements and resources are increasing, how organizations are becoming increasingly slim, and the workload all the heavier. "
"the Situation is unsustainable."
"Politicians that cuts down on training shoot themselves in the foot. Education is the foundation for individual and societal development. It is a prerequisite for democracy at the same time as it enables social mobility, innovation and competitiveness.nnDen besparingsvåg now sweeping over the Swedish school is devastating. Should we manage to equip the next generation for the future it is absolutely necessary to bet on the teachers.nnSveriges teachers need competitive salaries in relation to other academic professions. They also need a working environment where there is a balance between requirements and resources. It includes smaller groups of children and classes, a streamlining of the Swedish and an investment in student health. But also to reduce the extensive dokumentationsbördan that currently strangling our members."
"Our local politicians must have the courage to give priority to the school, even when it means that something else must stand back. We need politicians who have the ability to think long term and realize that it is not possible to save in the future."
"We are aware that the challenges are great, and that it requires a synergy between several actors in order to bring about a change. The state has an important role to play, but right now rests the great responsibility of the country's municipalities. There is not a single skolhuvudman that can not do more to improve conditions for teachers and students. And it is urgent."
"Many teachers are considering leaving the profession because of the workload. Undervisningstimmarna and documentation requirements have increased, and the quality assurance time and finishing work will be constantly caught in the middle."
"at the same time, the municipalities faced a huge recruitment needs. The forecast for 2025 is that we will miss 65 000 trained colleagues and there is no trend reversal in sight. It will require strong investments in terms of wages, working conditions and working environment to make the school a more attractive place to work.n nLandets skolpolitiker have to listen to the teachers. It is enough now, it must be wagered at the school. This is where we create the future."
"nÅsa Fahlén, president of the Teachers' Association nJohanna Jaara Åstrand, chairman of the Swedish teachers 'Union"
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