Teachers go on strike over budget increase in Uruguay | News
Teachers and officials of the University of the Republic (Udelar) of Uruguay began a strike on Tuesday to demand an increase in the budget as part of the debate on the Accountability project in the Senate.
They estimate that one million Uruguayans participated in the national strike
The Association of Teachers of the University of the Republic (ADUR) offered this Tuesday an urgent press conference of the university interunion under the slogan “It doesn't matter to us. In defense of public education: until Parliament listens!
In turn, the president of the ADUR, Héctor Cancela, stated that “the Senate allocated an additional four million dollars. That is 10 percent of the request that the university made.”
Similarly, Cancela stressed that the correlation of teachers with students "in the last two years worsened significantly" because the number of teachers has remained constant compared to the increase in students.
After several days of mobilization, the Senate decided to increase the reallocation of the budget, which is considered insufficient in the face of growing inflation affecting the Uruguayan economy.
From this, the call is made "in defense of the Udelar budget, study and work conditions, salary recovery, for a fund of salary inequities."
We went on strike due to the lack of answers in the final stretch of accountability. We will inform you at an inter-union press conference on Tuesday at 8:30 am at the Faculty of Medicine, which will be busy.
It doesn't matter to us!#BudgetForUdelar pic.twitter.com/1atABYCwJu
— ADUR (@adur_udelar)
October 2, 2022
At the same time, the union organization pointed out that this fund should address "particularly the situation of grade 1 and 2 teachers, for resources to meet the demand for student scholarships and the growth of student enrollment."
In this sense, ADUR summoned all the faculties of the most important public university in the country to carry out a mobilization in the vicinity of the Ministry of Labor and Social Security (MTSS).
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