This Thursday, the teachers of France they called a wide strike in the schools, questioning policies of the government of the president Emmanuel Macron to face the pandemic of coronavirus, given the increase in infections due to the advance of the omicron variant.
Teachers, parents and school administrators have grappled with problems since the new testing requirements were announced on the eve of the Christmas break, which have changed twice since then. Contagions have escalated in schools, while France breaks records with about 370,000 new infections a day, reported El Intranews.
“We had reached such a level of exasperation, fatigue and anger that we had no choice but to organize a strike to send a strong message to the Government,” he said. Elisabeth Allain-Moreno, national secretary of teachers union SE-UNSA. The unions have made it known that they expect many schools to be closed on Thursday and that large numbers of teachers will join the one-day strike.
The protest measure will also add to the unions that represent the directors, inspectors and other personnel of the schools. The French government, after backtracking from its previous policy of rapidly closing classes with positive coronavirus cases, has remained firm in its intention to keep classes open as much as possible, stating that a certain degree of complication is the price to pay.
“I know it is hard, but a strike does not solve the problems. There is no strike against a virus “, questioned the Minister of Education, Jean-Michel Blanquer. But in a joint statement, the unions responded. “The responsibility of the minister and the Government in this chaotic situation is total due to the incessant changes of step, the unviable protocols and the lack of adequate tools to guarantee that (the schools) can function properly”, they argued.