We look at the victory of Chicago’s teachers, the violence faced by refugees in South Africa, and the ambulance workers striking in Meghalaya, India.
After the City met the union’s final demand regarding days missed due to the strike, the CTU declared a victory and classes will resume tomorrow
We also take a look at the struggle by workers in Spain regarding the protection of their jobs.
The strike by teachers and support staff of Chicago Public Schools entered its second week. While the city administration has made certain concessions, it has been unwilling to accept key demands, especially on hiring more support staff
The major demands of the teachers who are organized under the Chicago Teachers Union are better pay and benefits, fully staffed schools, smaller classrooms and justice for students and families
Over 25,000 teachers and around 7,500 support staff members of the Chicago Public School (CPS) system have gone on strike
In addition to workers affiliated to the Chicago Teachers Union, support staff in schools affiliated with the Service Employees International Union will also join the strike