70 schools will be closed in the capital this Thursday, September 29, announces the teachers’ union SNUipp-FSU.
One in two teachers will be on strike this Thursday in Paris and 70 surrounding schools will be closed. They are the crooks of the SNUipp-FSU teachers’ union, questioned because of the interprofessional mobilization movement brought by many unions to obtain better salaries.
They are asking for a salary increase
This day of strike will then be massively followed in the National Education and in particular in Paris and in the inner suburbs. “Everyone agrees that teachers’ salaries are far from up to par,” says Léa de Boisseuil, departmental secretary SNUipp-FSU Paris, at BFM Paris Île-de-France.
“We have a very serious recruitment crisis, particularly in Île-de-France and Paris. 200 contract workers were recruited in Paris to deal with the lack of teachers at the start of the school year because there were not enough candidates for the number of positions,” she laments.
And to add: “All this, we know that it is partly because of the too low salaries of teachers, who have not been revalued for a long time. To solidify the school, we need trained teachers and better paid.”
The mobilization is all the stronger in Paris because a teacher’s salary does not “allow you to find decent housing and live”.
A minimum reception service will be provided in schools if 25% of teachers are on strike.