Argentine Teachers’ Union Votes to Strike on International Women’s Day
Teachers vote a work stoppage on March 8, International Women's Day.
March 06, 2017
Teachers in the province of Buenos Aires, Argentina voted to go on strike on March 8, observing the International Women’s Strike. They also voted for the union to provide busses to help teachers and the school community attend the march. The union represents 20,000 teachers that are overwhelmingly women.
Over 40 countries have called for a women’s strike on March 8.
Argentine teachers around the country will also engage in work stoppages on March 6 and 7 as part of a struggle for a salary increase. The government proposes to provide a meager wage increase that does not correspond to the rate of inflation.
On March 6, the teachers held a mass mobilization in Buenos Aires, with overwhelming support from the community.
This is an image of the March 6 teachers mobilization in Buenos Aires
Striking teachers sent a video in solidarity with CUNY’s Urban Education program and to The New School, which have canceled most classes for the International Women’s strike. These teachers are part of the socialist women’s group, Pan y Rosas.
See the video below: