Protests will also occur today
Translated by Thomas Ansell
Education trade union the AOb has said that it plans to protest more often, whilst the second day of the national education strike gets under way. Members met at a stakeholder meeting on Friday morning in Leeuwarden and agreed on the plans, reports the Omrop Fryslân.
It is thought that this would be on a smaller, more regular basis than the full strikes seen recently, and would occur every first Tuesday of the month. At the moment, it isn’t clear what the protests would involve, but it could see more schools having to temporarily shut their doors.
Today is the second day of national protests for staff in primary education and further education. This means that significant numbers of schools in Friesland have no lessons taking place. In some places alternative protests are also taking place, with children in Bitgummole (municipality of Waadhoeke) having their own march through the village.
The national protests are against what protesters say is a compound problem within Dutch education: with teachers often feeling entirely over-worked, and a national shortage of teachers is continuing. On Thursday, more than 5,000 protesters marched through the city of Groningen to a rally on the Vismarkt.
Image of education protests in Amsterdam via the AOb