National teachers’ union leader Mario Aguilar, rejected the government’s decision and said that it jeopardizes the health of millions of students and hundreds of thousands of education and administrative workers
Chilean student organizations claim that the University Selection Test or PSU deepens inequalities in the education sector
Protesters demonstrated demanding fundamental rights such as education, health, housing, employment and decent pensions.
The representatives of the teachers’ union vowed to continue fighting for the pending demands.
The president of the teachers union said that a national assembly will be held to define the action plan for the next stage of their movement.
The union has invited teachers to vote on the latest proposal made by the government on July 10.
Over 90,000 teachers have been on an indefinite strike since June 3 behind the banner of Chile’s largest teachers’ union, Colegio de Profesores de Chile (CPC)
In its new proposal, the education ministry refused to address six of the twelve demands put forth by the teachers’ union and offered to continue negotiating in the future on the rest
The teachers’ strike continues to grow and has received support from national and international organizations
Since June 3, the primary and secondary education teachers in Chile are mobilizing against the deterioration of public education, infrastructural problems, long-standing teachers’ debts and curricular changes, among other issues.