Teachers, others demand wage hikes at protest in Poland
WARSAW, Poland (AP) â" Thousands of state employees in Poland, including teachers, firefighters and health workers, have protested in Warsaw to demand higher wages and workplace changes.
Polandâs economy is booming and wages have been rising in the private sector. But those who protested Saturday say their state wages remain too law and have not been growing.
One teachersâ union says experienced teachers earn at most 3,317 zlotys ($907) a month, with those starting out even less.
Union organizers estimated 20,000 people took part in the demonstration.
Thousands of teachers who turned out also demanded the dismissal of the countryâs education minister. They say an overhaul of Polandâs educational system has brought chaos and made their jobs more difficult.Source: Google News Poland | Netizen 24 Poland