By Chris Kidd • 14 September 2020 • 9:56
Teachers X Publica (DxP) have called for an immediate teachers’ strike starting with effect on September 15, 2020.
THE purpose of the strike is to request an increase in safety measures in educational environments across Andalucia.
In correspondence received by parents from the Junta de Andalucia on Friday September 11, 2020, the strike is considered necessary to ensure the safety of both staff and students.
As agreed by a union assembly, the action is to ensure that teachers do not have to take unnecessary risks at being exposed to Covid-19 without an effective vaccine or treatment process being available. The teachers’ union has stated that teachers do not wish to potentially and unwittingly bring the virus back to their home and loved ones.
The union is requesting support in this measure from all teachers, stating, “this massive strike, starting in the first five days, is to protest against the impossibility of being able to maintain the 1.5m social distancing in the classroom, social distancing being the one and only proven and effective method so far to stop the virus.”
The strike is being called to take effect for all non-university public education centres in the Junta de Andalucia and is being called to occur between September 15, 2020, at midnight until October 16, 2020 at midnight.
The desired result of the strike is to ensure that procedures are in place including:
Despite the calls, the Junta de Andalucia has stated that, although the teachers have a constitutional right to strike, the Junta are following all appropriate guidelines and make all the necessary guarantees to ensure the safety of staff and students in their educational establishments.
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