Most primary schools in Groningen, Friesland and Drenthe provinces were closed on Wednesday as up to 6,000 teachers went on strike for more pay and better working conditions.
Last week, education minister Arie Slob sealed a deal on reducing the pressure of work at primary schools, including a 237 million euro pay-out to employ more teachers. Although this comes on top of the previously allocated 270 millions euros, teachers, unions and school administrators say it is not enough.
They want the government to come up with an additional 630 million euros to boost pay. Wednesday’s action is the first of a series of rolling strikes which have been planned in support of the campaign.
On 14 March, teachers will strike in the provinces of Flevoland, Utrecht and North Holland, and there will also be a major demonstration in Amsterdam.
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